A Seattle personal injury law firm that specializes in food-borne illnesses has been retained by four victims of a June outbreak of salmonellosis at a Gates country club.

The people – three from a Rochester family and one man from Florida – have retained Marler Clark, the firm that in 1993 won a $15.6 million settlement in a fatal E. coli food poisoning case traced to Jack in the Box, a West Coast fast-food chain.

All four – who attended the same party on June 9 at Brook-Lea Country Club – have culture-confirmed cases of the bacterial illness.

The Monroe County Health Department has confirmed 55 other cases so far – not all of them linked to the Pixley Road country club. At Brook-Lea, the kitchen facilities – closed since June 18 – will remain closed until the health investigation is complete.