Suit Filed Against San Antonio Taco Company for Salmonella Newport Contamination


Local law firm teams with Seattle-based law firm

NASHVILLE, TN - Marler Clark, a Seattle law firm nationally-known for its successful representation of persons injured in food-borne illness outbreaks, and the well-respected Nashville law firm, Branham & Day, have filed suit on behalf of Scott and Denise Brady of Lenexa, Kansas against the San Antonio Taco Company. The lawsuit claims that this restaurant chain is liable for the injuries and damages that the Brady family sustained as victims of the August 2000 Salmonella newport outbreak that sickened over two hundred people to date.

Scott and Denise Brady, along with their daughter, Sierra, ate at the San Antonio Taco Company located on 21st Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee on August 6, 2000, at which time they consumed food that was contaminated with the deadly Salmonella newport bacteria. Both the Nashville Metro Health Department Food Protection Division and the Tennessee Department of Health Communicable and Environmental Disease Services Division have implicated the San Antonio Taco Company as the source of the Salmonella newport outbreak. Both Scott Brady and his daughter, Sierra, tested positive for the deadly bacteria and became extremely ill. Scott and his daughter each took several months to fully recover. Sierra had to be hospitalized for four days.

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Marler Clark has extensive experience representing victims of food-borne illness. William Marler represented Brianne Kiner in her $15.6 million settlement with the Jack in the Box fast food chain. He also secured compensation totaling $30 million for other victims from the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak. In May 1998, Marler Clark settled the Odwalla Juice E. coli outbreak for five families whose children were severely injured after consuming contaminated apple juice. Marler Clark is currently lead counsel in actions stemming from several E. coli, Salmonella, Shigella and Hepatitis outbreaks throughout the country. Marler Clark has litigated on behalf of children against KFC, McDonalds, Hardees, Subway, and Sizzler. Marler Clark is presently representing clients injured in outbreaks ranging from Shigella-contaminated bean dip in California to an E. coli-contaminated salad bar at a Milwaukee Western Sizzler restaurant. Marler Clark recently successfully settled a case pertaining to an Atlanta, Georgia E. coli outbreak involving contaminated swimming pool water at Atlanta’s Whitewater water park.

More about the San Antonio Taco Salmonella outbreak can be found in the Case News area of this site.