Salmonella Outbreak linked to On the Border restaurant in Vancouver, WA
At least 117 confirmed and suspected Salmonella cases have been traced to On the Border, a Mexican restaurant in Vancouver, Washington. Salmonella outbreak victims ate at the restaurant between September 20 and October 8, 2012. Of 4 Salmonella patients who had been hospitalized, three had been released.
Health department staff continues its work to determine the exact source of the Salmonella outbreak, and is interviewing both employees and restaurant customers to determine whether the source is a food worker or contaminated food source brought into the restaurant.
Lawsuits filed against On the Border
Marler Clark filed the first Salmonella lawsuit against On the Border on October 16, 2012. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of an Oregon couple who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating at On the Border. The law firm filed 2 additional Salmonella lawsuits against On the Border restaurant on behalf of Washington residents on October 18, 2012.
Symptoms of Salmonella Infection
Symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, severe diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and sometimes vomiting. Symptoms typically appear 12 to 72 hours after infection with Salmonella and resolve on their own without treatment; however, the very young, the very old, and anyone who is immune-compromised is more at risk for severe illness. Hospitalization is not altogether uncommon among Salmonella victims.
Contact the Marler Clark Salmonella Attorneys
If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection after consuming contaminated food from On the Border restaurant and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness infections, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.
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