July 21, 2018

Firefly Salmonella Outbreak — 200 Patrons of Las Vegas Restaurant Report Salmonella Food Poisoning

The Southern Nevada Health District and lawyers are investigating the Firefly Salmonella outbreak. To date, there are 200 reports of Salmonella food poisoning from people who ate at the Firefly Restaurant on Paradise Road in Las Vegas the week of April 21, 2013, according to the health district. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea, and several victims of this outbreak have been hospitalized with more serious complications.

Salmonella outbreakSalmonella are bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness in humans. In Salmonella outbreaks associated with restaurants, the outbreak is generally caused by food contaminated with the bacteria. This can happen at any point from farm to fork, meaning the food could have been contaminated prior to being sold for use at the restaurant or it could have been contaminated at the restaurant by cross contamination or a food handler with a Salmonella infection, also called salmonellosis, according to Fred Pritzker, an attorney representing several people sickened after eating at the Firefly.

If you became sick after eating at Firefly restaurant on Paradise Road between April 21 – 26, 2013, you can complete a food poisoning complaint form. Even if health officials cannot find the specific food that made the Salmonella victims ill, the victims have the legal right to file a lawsuit against the Firefly for compensation, according to Pritzker.

 

 

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