03 Oct 2013 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Casa Mexicana
Health investigators have linked a Kentucky Salmonella outbreak to Casa Mexicana, a restaurant in Madisonville, Kentucky. To date, people have been sickened in three counties, Webster, Hopkins and Muhlenberg. One of the Salmonella victims has died, 5 others were hospitalized and others have also been sickened. Our lawyers are investigating the outbreak.
“Salmonella victims and their families have the right to sue restaurants for food poisoning,” said attorney Fred Pritzker, who has won millions for clients in lawsuits against restaurants, food processors and other companies. “The law holds restaurants responsible for illnesses caused by contaminated food served at their establishments.” Compensation for Salmonella victims generally includes amounts for hospital and other medical expenses, lost income, physical pain, emotional distress and other lawful damages. In cases of wrongful death, the family has a claim for compensation against the restaurant. You can read more about restaurant liability here: “Can I sue a restaurant for food poisoning?”
Victims and families have the right to compensation even if the specific food source of the outbreak is not determined. For example, if some victims ate tacos and others ate enchiladas, it may not be clear if it was the meat, lettuce or tomatoes that caused the illnesses. It could have been one food item, several (from cross contamination) or a sick food handler.
Victims and families do not need to prove the restaurant was negligent (careless). They can recover with strict liability claims, which provide recovery for selling adulterated food.
Attorneys Fred Pritzker, Brendan Flaherty and Ryan Osterholm are our lead lawyers for our food poisoning cases. They have helped many Salmonella victims, including those who suffered severe complications, including brain damage, organ failure, sepsis, and reactive arthritis.
Webster, Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties are west of Louisville, KY.