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Seattle lawyers represent Romeoville couple in Salmonella lawsuit against Pars Cove

Press Release

July 24, 2007

CHICAGO, IL – Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm that has represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other food poisoning outbreaks, filed a lawsuit today against Iran Echo International Corp., the owner of the Pars Cove Persian Cuisine booth that was identified as the source of a large Salmonella outbreak at this year’s Taste of Chicago festival. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of Kenneth and Donna Searcy, a Romeoville, Illinois, couple who ate food from the Pars Cove Taste of Chicago booth on July 2, and subsequently became ill with Salmonellosis.

According to the complaint, Kenneth Searcy became ill with symptoms of Salmonella infection in the late-evening hours of July 2, after the couple had visited the Taste of Chicago festival and eaten hummus shirazi, a fresh herb tomato cucumber salad over a bed of hummus, at the Pars Cove booth. Donna Searcy fell ill two days later, on July 4. The Searcys sought medical care on July 13, after learning of the Salmonella outbreak through media reports. Both Kenneth and Donna submitted stool samples, which they later learned had tested positive for Salmonella.

Continue reading Seattle lawyers represent Romeoville couple in Salmonella lawsuit against Pars Cove on the Marler Clark website

More on this outbreak: Pars Cove Booth at 2007 Taste of Chicago Salmonella Outbreak

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