At least 95 Salmonella cases were both culture-confirmed and linked epidemiologically to the consumption of food at Brook-Lea between June 1 and June 18. MCHD conducted an inspection of the Brook-Lea kitchen and reviewed food-handling procedures with kitchen workers while the kitchen was closed and disinfected by a commercial company to prevent the further spread of Salmonella.
A smaller outbreak of Salmonella illnesses associated with the consumption of food at Brook-Lea occurred a few weeks later, yielding six more cases. Four of the cases were Brook-Lea employees. Overall, 106 confirmed cases of Salmonella food poisoning in people residing in Monroe County and the surrounding area were linked to the Brook-Lea Country Club.
Marler Clark’s Salmonella lawyers represented 70 victims of the Brook-Lea Salmonella outbreak in litigation against the country club. The law firm settled the cases of all clients in 2003.