June 18, 2024

Possible E. coli Outbreak at Mexico Viejo Restaurant in Taylorsville, NC; Lawsuits May Be Filed

A possible E. coli outbreak is being investigated at Mexico Viejo restaurant in Taylorsville, North Carolina. Health Director Leeanne Whisnant told news outlets that more than 30 people are sick after eating chicken at that facility. One person has tested positive for an E. coli infection.

Mexico Viejo E. coli Outbreak

Apparently, those sickened ate at Mexico Viejo restaurant on June 20, 2018. Whisnant told WBTV that she thinks this is an isolated event. The restaurant has remained open, and no more reports of illness have been received. She also said that everyone who was sickened who was also interviewed by public heath officials have either improved or recovered.

If you ate at this restaurant on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 and have been sick with the symptoms of an E. coli infection, call the Alexander County Health Department at 828-632-09704. This investigation may take some time.

Lawyer Fred Pritzker

Contact attorney Fred Pritzker at 1-888-377-8900 for help.

Attorney Fred Pritzker, who has represented many clients who have been sickened with this pathogenic bacteria, said, “An E. coli outbreak linked to chicken is unusual but not unheard of. We hope that the health department gets to the bottom of this outbreak and that all recover quickly.”

The symptoms of an E. coli infection include severe and painful abdominal and stomach cramps, diarrhea that may be bloody. Some people may experience vomiting and may have a mild fever.

People who are more likely to have a serious complication with this infection are the very young, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system or chronic illness. Sometimes, this infection can develop into hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which is a type of kidney failure.

Pritzker Hageman, America’s food safety law firm, successfully represents people harmed by adulterated food products in outbreaks throughout the United States. Its lawyers have won hundreds of millions of dollars for survivors of foodborne illness, including the largest verdict in American history for a person harmed by E. coli and hemolytic uremic syndrome.  Pritzker Hageman lawyers are regularly interviewed by major news outlets including the New York Times, CNN, and the Wall Street Journal.

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