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Victims of Salmonella poisoning deserve compensation

For Immediate Release

September 11, 2003

KENNESAW—Health officials have traced an outbreak of Salmonella serotype berta to the Golden Corral restaurant on Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw. So far, there have been nearly 20 confirmed cases and one death tied to the outbreak. Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm nationally known for successful representation of victims of foodborne illness, has been contacted by victims looking for some kind of recourse after having suffered Salmonella infections.

“People have contacted us because they have been through a horrible ordeal,” said William Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark. “Because health inspectors did not find the source after the first bout of illnesses, my strong suspicion is that an infected food handler could have caused the outbreak.”

Salmonella and other bacteria are spread through a fecal-oral route, which means that an infected food worker who did not wash his or her hands after using the restroom could have passed on the bacteria in food that was being prepared. Two outbreaks, one at Brook-Lea Country Club in Rochester, New York, last summer, and one at a Chili’s restaurant in Vernon Hills, Illinois, this summer, have been linked to infected food-workers. Both led to the illnesses of over 100 people.

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