Our law firm filed a lawsuit today, July 8, 2016, against Carbòn Live Fire Mexican Grill in Chicago on behalf of a woman who contracted E. coli food poisoning in an outbreak that has sickened at least 50 people, at least 14 of whom were hospitalized.

The outbreak has been associated with the Carbòn Live Fire Mexican Grill located at 300 W. 26th Street. This location remains closed as does a second Carbón location at 810 Marshfield. CDPH continues to recommend that anyone who has eaten at Carbón and is suffering from symptoms to see a medical provider.

Our food safety attorneys, along with local counsel, filed the lawsuit against Carbòn on 26th, doing business as Carbòn Live Fire Mexican Grill, an Illinois corporation, on behalf of a woman who contracted an E. coli O157:H7 infection after eating at the Carbón restaurant located at 300 W. 26th Street, Chicago, Illinois. The suit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court (Case No. 2016-L-006752).

The lawsuit alleges that on June 25, 2016, our client ordered and subsequently consumed tacos prepared and sold by the Carbón restaurant located at 300 W. 26th Street, Chicago, Illinois. By June 28, 2016, she began experiencing chills, stomach cramping, and other flu-like symptoms. Two days later, the illness had progressed, and she had severe bloody diarrhea. She was hospitalized and diagnosed with an E. coli infection.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Ms. Loparco, and it is not a class-action suit. Please contact one of our E.coli lawyers if you have any questions regarding this.

E coli
This is a clump of E. coli bacteria. When food contaminated with this pathogen is ingested, flagella (little hair-like protrusions) on these cells cling to the lining of the large intestines. The bacteria multiply and create Shiga toxins, which poison the body. These toxins can cause hemorrhagic colitis (causes severe bloody diarrhea and can kill intestinal tissue) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (kidney failure). We are one of the few law firms in the nation that handles a significant number of these cases and wins millions for clients.