Our law firm initiated an E. coli lawsuit against the owners and operators of Damsy Restaurant, located at 405 1st Avenue SW, Rochester, Minnesota. The suit seeks compensation for a little child under the age of two and the child’s parent, who lost wages and suffered additional damage, according to documents filed with the court.
Our food safety attorneys are representing the child and her family. He initiated the lawsuit today, November 16, 2017. The case will be venued in Minnesota District Court, Olmsted County.
The Facts against Damsy Restaurant Owners as Described in Lawsuit Documents
The lawsuit alleges that a little one under the age of 2 contracted an E. coli O157:H7 infection after eating at Damsy Restaurant, located in Rochester, MN, on September 14, 2017. The family ate a chicken sandwich, beef sandwich, falafel, hummus, fried and pita bread.
On September 18, the child was seen by doctors, who failed to diagnose the E. coli infection. On September 22, the child was admitted to the Mayo Clinic and tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. She suffered severe abdominal pain and other symptoms of E. coli food poisoning.
In late September 2017, health officials from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Olmsted County Public Health Services began investigating an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in the Rochester, MN area. They found a number of people sickened in the outbreak had dined at Damsy Restaurant a few days before getting sick, according to the lawsuit. To date, there are 8 confirmed cases of illness, including the child we are representing.
The Olmsted County Public Health Service shut down Damsy Restaurant for a period of time in response to this outbreak of illnesses, according to the lawsuit.
E. coli O157:H7 causes inflammation of the large intestine, resulting in severe gastroenteritis symptoms, including bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Complications include kidney failure from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which happens when E. coli Shiga toxins create blood clots in the kidneys.
Sue Damsy Restaurant for E. coli
If you or your child has been diagnosed with E. coli food poisoning, one of the E. coli lawyers at our law firm for a free consultation. You can use the form on this page or call 612-338-0202 or 1-888-377-8900 (toll-free).