Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm dedicated to representing victims of Salmonella filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a Chicago El Gran Burrito restaurant. This is the second lawsuit filed by the law firm against El Gran Burrito on behalf of Salmonella victims.
In July of 2011, City of Chicago Public Health Officials along with the Illinois Department of Public Health linked a 30-person Salmonella Newport outbreak to an El Gran Burrito restaurant located on Roosevelt and Pulaski Rd.
According to a complaint (#2011L013598) filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Sabrina Slaughter purchased and consumed steak tacos from El Gran Burrito on July 7, 2011 and began experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms including cramping, diarrhea, and vomiting the next day. She attempted to fight the symptoms over the ensuing days but they worsened until she was taken to the emergency room on July 11 where tests revealed that her kidneys had failed due to dehydration brought on by intense vomiting and diarrhea. Her blood samples also tested positive for the same strain of Salmonella Newport associated with the El Gran Burrito outbreak.
Marler Clark, the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella filed a Salmonella lawsuit on behalf of a Webster, New York woman and her child against New Jersey-based pine nut importer Sunrise Commodities. This is the fourth lawsuit the law firms have filed against the company.
According to a complaint (#11CV6618) filed in U.S. District Court in Rochester, Laurie Neff fell ill on October 21, 2011, days after consuming Turkish pine nuts purchased from a Wegmans Food Mart in Webster, New York. For ten days Miss Neff sustained gastrointestinal symptoms and on November 7 her child also began experiencing similar symptoms that worsened until the child was taken to the emergency room on November 10. Lab testing later showed that the child tested positive for Salmonella. The lawsuit alleges the Salmonella infection and related injuries suffered by the child were results of either consumption of pine nuts or her exposure to Miss Neff after she became infected with Salmonella after eating contaminated pine nuts.