BOISE, Idaho, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates, along with co-counsel Peterson Lawyers, filed a lawsuit stemming from salmonella-contaminated food served by Boise Co-Op located at 888 West Fort Street in Boise, Idaho.
A copy of the lawsuit is attached.
The lawsuit was filed in Ada County, Idaho, on behalf of Idaho residents Michael Pendergraft and Taylor Wallace, and Albuquerque resident Kimberly O'Roark.
In early June of 2015, Pendergraft and Wallace consumed sandwiches from the Boise Co-Op, while O'Roark purchased a Boise Co-Op sandwich sold at the Paradise Airport Shops at the Boise Airport. All three became ill with Salmonella poisoning within the next 24 hours, and were compelled to seek extensive medical treatment.
The Idaho Department of Health subsequently confirmed that all three were positive for the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis, identifying them as confirmed victims in the Boise Co-Op Outbreak of 2015.
Pendergraft and O'Roark are still recovering from complications of salmonella poisoning, which can have serious long-term health implications.
Boise Co-Op – At Least 294 Salmonella Victims
Between June 1st and 10th of 2015, many of the patrons of Boise Co-Op, both at the main deli located at 888 West Fort Street and also those who purchased food at airport kiosks, were exposed to salmonella bacteria in products they purchased. Based upon the eating histories of interviewed victims, the Central District Health Department (CDHD) sent investigators to the Boise Co-Op and took samples for bacterial culturing. On June 15th, laboratory testing confirmed salmonella contamination on at least three different food products, including onions, tomatoes, and turkey meat.
The restaurant was closed during the investigation. During the closure, the Boise Co-Op installed new hand sinks and implemented policies preventing sick employees from working. Health officials identified at least 294 individual salmonella victims associated with the outbreak.
Under the Idaho statute of limitations, there are only a few weeks left for victims in this outbreak to preserve any legal claims they might have related to acquiring salmonella poisoning as a result of the Boise Co-Op Outbreak of 2015.
Attorney Ron Simon Issues Statement for Victims, Sets up Salmonella Claim Center
Lead attorney Ron Simon, who represents Pendergraft, Wallace and O'Roark, issued the following statement today: "We have filed this lawsuit to preserve our clients' legal claims and collect compensation for their injuries. If any other victims in the Boise Co-Op Outbreak of 2015 still wish to make a claim, they must act quickly and decisively or lose their rights forever."
Mr. Simon and his law firm have established a Boise Co-Op Salmonella Claim Center to assist victims in the outbreak. The Claims Center can be reached toll-free at 1-888-335-4901.
About Ron Simon
Over the last 20 years, Ron Simon and his colleagues have prosecuted thousands of food poisoning cases for victims across the United States. His work has resulted in numerous upgrades to food safety procedures in Fortune 500 companies and in legislation designed to protect consumers from dangerous food-borne pathogens.
Mr. Simon and his clients have been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and virtually all other major television networks and print media. He regularly publishes articles about food safety and litigation at www.foodpoisoningnews.com which are read by viewers in over 180 countries.
Through litigation, media commentary, and his food poisoning publications, Mr. Simon relentlessly challenges food manufacturers, distributors, and restaurants to do a better job in making our food safe.
For media inquiries or more information on the Boise Co-Op salmonella outbreak and ongoing litigation, please contact Ron Simon directly at (713) 819-8116 or email@example.com.
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SOURCE Ron Simon & Associates