A lawsuit against Chicken and Rice Guys, LLC, was filed today, April 18, 2017, in Boston by E. coli lawyers with Pritzker Hageman, P.A., a national food safety law firm. The suit was filed on behalf of T.B., an adult male who ate food from the Chicken & Rice Guys in Boston and was later diagnosed with E. coli O157:H7. The lawsuit was filed in Massachusetts Superior Court by attorneys Brendan Flaherty and Ryan Osterholm of Pritzker Hageman, a national food safety law firm.
If you have been sickened in this outbreak, you can contact attorneys Flaherty and Osterholm about this lawsuit and how you can join others in getting compensation for your illness. Call 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or use our online free consultation form.
This is believed to be the first lawsuit filed in the E. coli outbreak allegedly associated with eating food from a Chicken and Rice Guys truck or restaurant. To date At least 15 people have been sickened, according to documents filed with the court. Chicken and Rice Guys has a fleet of food trucks and restaurants in the following locations:
- 81 Harvard Avenue, Allston;
- 85 Bedford Street, Boston;
- 280 Washington Street, Boston;
- 64 Salem Street, Medford.
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The Facts Alleged in the Chicken and Rice Guys Lawsuit
On March 30, 2017, Plaintiff placed a lunch order with Chicken and Rice Guys for a Rice Plate with Halal chicken, rice, pita and lettuce, according to the lawsuit. The meal was delivered to Plaintiff’s place of employment in Suffolk County, where he ate it.
Several days later, within the expected incubation period for E. coli O157:H7, Plaintiff began to suffer severe abdominal pain and other symptoms of an E. coli infection. His condition continued to worsen over the next days, and he sought medical treatment and tested positive for E. coli O157:H7.
The lawsuit alleges that Plaintiff’s E. coli O157 infection was caused by the Chicken and Rice Guys food ordered and consumed on March 30, 2017.
You Can Sue for E. coli Food Poisoning to Get Compensation and Justice
Restaurants are responsible for selling food that is safe for human consumption. The evidence suggests that this did not happen in this case, and our client was severely sickened.
When an E. coli outbreak is associated with a restaurant, victims can sue. A lawsuit can accomplish the following:
- Get compensation for someone who was wrongfully sickened;
- Obtain evidence that can help find the food product responsible for the outbreak;
- Hold all companies accountable for selling contaminated food (restaurant, grower, processor, supplier).
Get Legal Help
Pritzker Hageman is a national food safety law firm that has won many multi-million-dollar recoveries for clients, including $4.5 million for a woman who suffered kidney failure after eating food from another restaurant that was tainted with E. coli bacteria. She developed a severe complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Contact our law firm for a free consultation. If you would like to talk with attorneys Brendan Flaherty and Ryan Osterholm, make a note of that on the form before you submit it.