Ron Simon & Associates Files Three More Lawsuits Against Sunnyside Childcare Center
Jun 29, 2015, 10:52 ET
MONTGOMERY, Ala., June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates filed three additional lawsuits stemming from the Sunnyside Childcare food poisoning outbreak in Montgomery, AL.
Copies of these lawsuits are available upon request.
The lawsuits were filed against the Sunnyside Childcare Center in the District Court of Montgomery County, AL, on behalf of Montgomery residents Shantell Ford and her son Antonio Howard, Jr.; Kia Walker and her daughter Haley Moore, and Lakita Timmons and her daughter ShaJessica.
Antonio Howard, Jr.'s Illness
Shantell took Antonio to Sunnyside the morning of June 23rd, only to arrive that evening to find him uncharacteristically sleeping on a mat. He had been vomiting and was extremely tired. She took him home, but soon he became listless and developed a blue tint to his skin. When she tried to give him Pepto Bismol, he vomited. She rushed him to Baptist South Hospital where doctors admitted him. He remained in the hospital until the afternoon of the 24th, when the attending physician discharged him with instructions to follow up with his pediatrician.
Haley Moore's Illness
Kia sent Haley to Sunnyside on June 23rd believing it was going to be a wonderful opportunity for her daughter. Unfortunately, after Haley returned home from school later that day, her condition rapidly deteriorated. Kia took Haley to Baptist East Hospital. When they arrived, Haley's diarrhea had become uncontrollable. The attending physician realized the severity of Haley's illness, ordered a battery of tests, and placed her on an IV. He admitted Haley to the hospital, where she would remain under constant monitoring until her discharge on June 25th.
ShaJessica Timmons' Illness
Lakita took ShaJessica to Sunnyside on June 23rd, confident her child would have a wonderful day at summer camp. She also trusted that she would be well fed. Later that afternoon, when Lakita arrived for pick up, she realized that ShaJessica was not well. ShaJessica was experiencing nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. Lakita immediately headed to Baptist South Hospital. Although the emergency room was packed, doctors managed to see ShaJessica. The attending physicians ordered an IV for hydration, blood work, and anti-nausea and pain medications. Doctors monitored ShaJessica for several hours before discharging her later that night.
Investigation Ongoing in Sunnyside Outbreak
The investigation into the Sunnyside Childcare Center outbreak remains open, but reports indicate that at least 86 children were sickened on Tuesday, June 23rd, and that at least 30 were hospitalized.
The health department investigation has determined that Staphylococcus aureus, or "Staph," was present at Sunnyside, but have yet to issue a final report.
Attorney Ron Simon Issues Statement for Victims, Sets up Claim Center
Lead attorney Ron Simon, who represents dozens of Sunnyside victims, has now filed four lawsuits against the center. He issued the following statement today: "These parents trusted that their children would be safe at Sunnyside Child Care Center. That was obviously not the case. We will find out how this happened and make sure history does not repeat itself."
Mr. Simon and his law firm have established a Sunnyside Childcare 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 Sunnyside Childcare Center outbreak and ongoing litigation, please contact Ron Simon directly at (713) 819-8116 or [email protected].
SOURCE Ron Simon & Associates
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