About-Salmonella website is resource for families of children stricken with Salmonella

SEATTLE, WA—Gaston County, North Carolina, health officials are working to identify the source of an outbreak that resulted in at least 70 children exhibiting symptoms of Salmonella poisoning after attending an etiquette dinner at the City Club in Gastonia on September 9. Thirteen children had been confirmed ill with Salmonella infections by Thursday, and lab results are pending on dozens of other cases.

Marler Clark, the Seattle-based law firm nationally recognized for its successful representation of victims of foodborne illness, has been contacted by several families whose children became ill with Salmonella infections after eating at the City Club. The firm has represented thousands of victims of Salmonella outbreaks in the last ten years, and sponsors a Web site about Salmonella.

“We know that many people turn to the Web as their first source of information, and we have heard time and again how helpful the information provided on this site is,” said William Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark. www.About-Salmonella.com provides information on the symptoms and risks involved with Salmonella infection, as well as links to information on outbreaks and resources for victims.

“Children are particularly vulnerable to Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens because their immune systems are not yet fully developed,” Marler continued. “Their illnesses can be more severe than those caused in healthy adults. It is natural for parents 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.”

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 represents victims against Orchid Island orange juice Salmonella outbreak, including a North Carolina resident. Marler Clark arbitrated the claims of 45 victims who ate Salmonella-tainted pastries at Black Forrest bakery in Clinton Township, Michigan, 70 victims of Salmonella poisoning at a country club in Rochester, New York. The firm represented 50 victims of the Western Sizzlin’ Salmonella outbreak in Spruce Pine, North Carolina.