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Chicago’s El Gran Burrito Sued in Salmonella Outbreak

Screen Shot 2011-12-19 at 8.37.48 PM.pngA Salmonella lawsuit was filed on Wednesday against a Chicago El Gran Burrito restaurant. This is the second lawsuit filed by the law firm against El Gran Burrito on behalf of Salmonella victims.

In July of 2011, City of Chicago Public Health Officials along with the Illinois Department of Public Health linked a 30-person Salmonella Newport outbreak to an El Gran Burrito restaurant located on Roosevelt and Pulaski Rd.

According to a complaint (#2011L013598) filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Sabrina Slaughter purchased and consumed steak tacos from El Gran Burrito on July 7, 2011 and began experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms including cramping, diarrhea, and vomiting the next day. She attempted to fight the symptoms over the ensuing days but they worsened until she was taken to the emergency room on July 11 where tests revealed that her kidneys had failed due to dehydration brought on by intense vomiting and diarrhea. Her blood samples also tested positive for the same strain of Salmonella Newport associated with the El Gran Burrito outbreak.