About-Salmonella website is resource for victims of outbreak linked to Escondido Restaurant


SAN DIEGO — North County Environmental Health officials have traced a Salmonella outbreak to the Elias restaurant in Escondido. At least twelve patrons have tested positive for the bacteria, and it is suspected that the number of Salmonella cases linked to the restaurant will rise as the investigation into the outbreak continues.

Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm nationally recognized for its successful representation of victims of foodborne illness, re-launched its sponsored site www.about-salmonella.com in a new, easier to navigate format today. The site provides information on the symptoms and risks involved with salmonella infection, among other things such as links to information on outbreaks and resources for victims.

“We know that many people turn to the Web as their first source of information, and having represented hundreds of victims of Salmonella poisoning, we have heard time and again how helpful the information provided on this site is,” said William Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark.

“Victims suffer from intense abdominal cramping, bloody diarrhea, and nausea. Many have to be hospitalized, and most miss work,” Marler continued. “It is natural for them to want to find out more about this illness, and we are providing one of the most comprehensive resources on Salmonella that is out there on the Internet.”

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BACKGROUND: The attorneys at Marler Clark have extensive experience representing victims of foodborne illness. The firm has successfully represented victims of Salmonella poisoning related to contaminated sprouts, cantaloupe, cereal, orange juice, and other foods. The firm represented victims against Sun Orchard after the company’s orange juice was tied to a Salmonella outbreak. Marler Clark also settled the claims of victims who ate Salmonella-tainted pastries at Black Forrest bakery in Clinton Township, Michigan, and 70 victims of Salmonella poisoning at a country club in Rochester, New York last summer. The firm represents 50 victims of the Chili’s Salmonella outbreak in Vernon Hills, Illinois this summer, and has successfully represented over 1,000 victims of Salmonella poisoning in several other states.

See also the Marler Clark sponsored Web sites about Salmonella and about foodborne illness.