Food safety law firm representing victims of Cleveland-area Salmonella outbreak


CLEVELAND, OH – Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm nationally known for food safety advocacy and for the successful representation of victims of foodborne illness, has been contacted by victims of a Salmonella outbreak that health officials have traced to Corky and Lenny’s Restaurant in Woodmere. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health has traced 12 confirmed and 41 probable cases of Salmonellosis to the restaurant since last Monday.

“We are investigating claims on behalf of all injured persons who contact our firm,” said William Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark. Since 1993, Marler Clark has represented thousands of individuals, mostly children, who became ill with foodborne illnesses after eating contaminated food at restaurants in dozens of states. Salmonella cases have included outbreaks traced to Sheetz, Golden Corral, Chili's, a country club in upstate New York, Western Sizzlin' Steakhouse, Black Forrest Bakery, and San Antonio Taco.

“Restaurant owners who fail to ensure that the food they serve is safely prepared need to be held responsible for making their customers ill,” Marler continued. “Salmonella is not a pretty illness. Victims suffer intense abdominal cramping, bloody diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. In a typical outbreak, several people have to be hospitalized.”

Marler Clark sponsors Web sites about Salmonella and about Salmonella litigation. Mr. Marler frequently donates his time to speak to food industry groups on issues regarding safe food, and is a principal in OutBreak, Inc., a non-profit business dedicated to informing companies about how to avoid foodborne illness outbreaks.

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