CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Attorneys Brendan Flaherty and Elliot Olsen of the PritzkerOlsen law firm, along with local counsel, filed a lawsuit against Carbón on 26th, doing business as Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill (Carbón), an Illinois corporation, on behalf of Maria Terese Loparco, who contracted an E. coli O157:H7 infection after eating at the Carbón restaurant located at 300 W. 26th Street, Chicago, Illinois.
The suit was filed today, July 8, 2016, in Cook County Circuit Court (Case No. 2016-L-006752).
The lawsuit alleges that on June 25, 2016, Ms. Loparco ordered and subsequently consumed tacos prepared and sold by the Carbón restaurant located at 300 W. 26th Street, Chicago, Illinois. By June 28, 2016, she began experiencing chills, stomach cramping, and other flu-like symptoms. Two days later, the illness had progressed, and she had severe bloody diarrhea. She was hospitalized and diagnosed with an E. coli infection.
This case of E. coli food poisoning is part of an outbreak of at least 50 E. coli infections associated with eating food prepared at the Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill located at 300 W. 26th Street, according to the lawsuit. She is allegedly one of 14 people hospitalized in the outbreak.
“Based on what we know now, the Chicago Department of Public Health is closing in on the food that is the source of this massive outbreak. Whatever it turns out to be, an E. coli outbreak this large simply should not happen, and those responsible need to be held accountable,” said attorney Flaherty.
PritzkerOlsen is one of the very few law firms in the country practicing extensively in the area of E. coli litigation. Lawyers at the firm have represented E. coli food poisoning victims in practically every major U.S. outbreak over the past 15 years, collecting tens of millions for their clients. The firm has a national practice and represents clients throughout the United States. Attorneys Brendan Flaherty and Elliot Olsen can be reached at 612-338-0202 or via the firm’s website, www.pritzkerlaw.com. The firm’s offices are centrally located at 45 South 7th Street, Suite 2950, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402.