Illinois Subway Restaurant Faces Food Poisoning Lawsuit

Illinois Subway Restaurant Faces Food Poisoning LawsuitA Subway restaurant became the defendant of a food poisoning lawsuit when 41 people allegedly became ill after eating at the same Illinois location. reports that two couples had filed suit against the same Subway after discovering their food had been infected with the potentially lethal Shigella sonnei bacteria. One of the plaintiffs had been hospitalized for four days and was experiencing serious symptoms to the point of fearing for her life.

The restaurant closed for a health department investigation. The article reports that this type of bacteria can be spread not only by eating contaminated food, but also from person-to-person contact. The bacteria can be prevented with frequent hand washing.

The Illinois Department of Public Health estimates that 250,000 cases of food poisoning occur each year in the state. Although most cases are not serious and go unreported, in rare situations, food poisoning can cause hospitalization and/or death. Symptoms can show up anywhere between 30 minutes and two weeks of ingesting contaminated food.

Based in Alton, Illinois, attorneys Michael P. Glisson and Thomas O. Falb from the law firm of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson have represented numerous victims of foodborne illnesses, and prosecutes these cases to the fullest extent. Recent cases include a claim against Taco Bell, as well as Peter Pan Peanut Butter in the widespread outbreak. Please contact our firm for a free consultation at 618-462-1077.