BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A lawsuit was filed today, April 18, 2017, against Chicken and Rice Guys, LLC, on behalf of Trevor Bryant (Plaintiff) who was diagnosed with E. coli 0157:H7. The lawsuit was filed in Massachusetts Superior Court (case no. 1784CV01184) by Pritzker Hageman, a national food safety law firm.
This is believed to be the first lawsuit filed in the E. coli outbreak allegedly associated with eating food prepared by the restaurant chain Chicken and Rice Guys. At least 15 people have been sickened, according to documents filed with the court.
“Restaurants are responsible for serving food that is safe for human consumption,” said attorney Brendan Flaherty, who filed the E. coli lawsuit today. “When that does not happen and there is an outbreak of illnesses, legal action can help uncover the food product that caused the illnesses and can obtain compensation for consumers sickened in the outbreak.”
On March 30, 2017, Plaintiff placed a lunch order with Chicken and Rice Guys for a Rice Plate with Halal chicken, rice, pita and lettuce, according to the lawsuit. The meal was delivered to Plaintiff’s place of employment in Suffolk County, where he ate it.
Several days later, within the expected incubation period for E. coli O157:H7, Plaintiff began to suffer severe abdominal pain and other symptoms of an E. coli infection. His condition continued to worsen over the next days, and he sought medical treatment and tested positive for E. coli O157:H7.
The lawsuit alleges that Plaintiff’s E. coli O157 infection was caused by the Chicken and Rice Guys food ordered and consumed on March 30, 2017. Chicken and Rice Guys operate four restaurants in Boston and Medford as well as a fleet of food trucks.
Pritzker Hageman, P.A., is a national food safety law firm that represents people in lawsuits against restaurants throughout the United States. The firm has won millions for their clients in lawsuits against food companies, retailers, restaurants and others. The firm can be contacted at 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or via the firm’s website, www.pritzkerlaw.com. Attorneys Brendan Flaherty and Ryan Osterholm are the lead lawyers for these cases. The firm’s offices are located at 45 South 7thStreet, Suite 2950, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402.