Eatery accused of serving contaminated food

By Louie Torres | Jul 15, 2016

CHICAGO — A woman is suing Carbon on 26th LLC, d/b/a Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill, a food establishment, citing alleged failure to warn, insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries, negligence and product liability.

Melissa Andrews filed a complaint on July 5 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendant, alleging that the food establishment failed to make sure that its food wasn't contaminated by harmful bacteria.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 22, she experienced severe pain from having diarrhea and severe abdominal cramping, which required hospitalization. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because it allegedly sold food items that had been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, causing severe discomfort to the plaintiff.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of the minimum jurisdiction of this court. She is represented by Gary A. Newland of Newland & Newland, LLP in Arlington Heights and William D. Marler of Marler Clark, LLP, PS in Seattle.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 16L006628

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