All News / Case News /

Brook-Lea Country Club Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits

In the summer of 2002, over 100 members of the Brook-Lea Country Club and guests who had attended events at the club became ill with Salmonella infections. The Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) investigated the outbreak, and determined that food served at Brook-Lea was the source.

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.

Get Help

Affected by an outbreak or recall?

The team at Marler Clark is here to answer all your questions. Find out if you’re eligible for a lawsuit, what questions to ask your doctor, and more.

Get a free consultation
Related Resources
Salmonella Food Poisoning

What is Salmonella and how does it cause food poisoning? The term Salmonella refers to a specific group of gram-negative bacteria with the potential to cause gastrointestinal distress and other...

The Incidence of Salmonella Infections

Typhoidal Salmonella Salmonella enterica serotypes Typhi, Sendai, and Paratyphi A, B, or C are found exclusively in humans. These serotypes, collectively referred to as typhoidal Salmonella, cause enteric fever (also...

The Prevalence of Salmonella in Food and Elsewhere

Most Salmonella infections are caused by eating contaminated food. One study found that 87% of all confirmed cases of Salmonella are foodborne. Foods of animal origin, including meat, poultry, eggs...

Transmission of Salmonella Bacteria

In the past two decades, consumption of produce, especially sprouts, tomatoes, fruits, leafy greens, nuts, and nut butters, has been associated with Salmonella illnesses. The surface of fruits and vegetables...

Symptoms of Salmonella Infection

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include painful abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and fever. Salmonella infections can have a broad range of illness, from no symptoms to severe illness. The most common clinical...

Outbreak Database

Looking for a comprehensive list of outbreaks?

The team at Marler Clark is here to answer all your questions. Find out if you’re eligible for a lawsuit, what questions to ask your doctor, and more.

View Outbreak Database