BOISE, Idaho, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates, along with local counsel Petersen Lawyers of Boise, Idaho, filed a third lawsuit stemming from Salmonella-contaminated food served by the Boise Co-Op at its airport kiosk at the Boise Airport. The firms have now filed suits on behalf of four victims of the outbreak.
A copy of the lawsuit is available upon request.
The lawsuit was filed in the District Court of Ada County, Idaho, on behalf of California resident Suzette Boucher, who purchased a Boise Co-Op turkey sandwich from an airport kiosk at the Boise Airport on June 7th while on the way to board a plane back to California. Within 24 hours, she began to experience the symptoms of salmonellosis, including diarrhea, nausea, fever, and abdominal pains. Her primary care physician ordered a battery of tests, including stool and urine cultures. On June 20th, Suzette learned that her stool culture was positive for Salmonella.
Suzette is still recovering from her illness.
Boise Co-Op Makes Changes After 290 Salmonella Victims Are Identified
Health officials have now confirmed at least 290 Salmonella victims from contaminated food served by the Boise Co-Op, making this one of the largest Salmonella outbreaks in Idaho history. While officials have still not pinpointed the exact source, at least three common ingredients from the deli tested positive for Salmonella, including turkey meat, onions, and tomatoes.
The deli closed following the revelation that several patrons had become ill. During the closure, management made many modifications to the premises, as well as extensive cleaning of equipment and retraining of staff. In addition to adding a hand-washing sink, staff added color-coded cutting boards to limit the chances of cross contamination between different foods, such as meats and produce.
On June 19th, the deli reopened.
Attorney Ron Simon Issues Statement: Salmonella Claim Center Accepting Calls
Lead attorney Ron Simon, who represents Suzette Boucher and several other Boise Co-Op victims, issued this follow-up statement today: "The Salmonella contamination at the Boise Co-Op was extensive and dangerous. Through these lawsuits, we will examine Boise Co-Op's safety failures in an effort to prevent them from happening again."
Mr. Simon and his law firm have established a Boise Co-Op Salmonella Claims Center to assist victims of 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. Mr. Simon has collected over $600,000,000 for his clients. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Ron Simon & Associates