Victim of Corky & Lenny’s Salmonella outbreak files suit

CLEVELAND, OH – A lawsuit was filed today in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Jeanne Silver, a Cuyahoga County woman who became ill with Salmonella and was hospitalized for four days after eating at Corky & Lenny’s on February 2. Ms. Silver is one of 16 people who were confirmed ill with Salmonella infections by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

Ms. Silver is represented by Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm recognized as the nation’s leading law firm in foodborne illness litigation, Mark Wintering, a leading Cleveland attorney, and Richard Rosenthal, a partner with Pittsburgh-based Edgar Snyder & Associates who is licensed to practice in Ohio.

“Corky and Lenny’s had a responsibility to its customers to serve food that was safe for human consumption,” said William Marler, who is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading advocates and experts on foodborne illness. “Food contaminated with Salmonella certainly does not fit the definition of ‘safe’.”

Marler speaks frequently on issues regarding food safety and foodborne illness litigation, and presented to a meeting of National Restaurant Association risk and safety managers in January. “When a restaurant sells food that makes customers sick, they should expect to be held legally responsible,” Marler continued. “We have been contacted by several other people who became ill as part of this outbreak, and intend to bring more claims on their behalf.”

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