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Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill Linked to E.Coli

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Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill Linked to E.Coli

After at least 25 individuals became ill with Shiga toxin-producing E.coli (STEC), the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) linked the outbreak to Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill. The restaurant is located on 26th street and serves a variety of Mexican fare including tacos, burritos, and margaritas. The restaurant complied with the CDPH's request to investigate the outbreak, which traced the STEC infections to its kitchen.

STEC is a treatable illness, but it can have serious complications, especially in individuals who do not receive adequate treatment in a timely manner. All individuals who ate at this Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill location recently are urged to seek medical attention if they experience STEC symptoms. In rare occurrences, STEC can cause a victim to become severely dehydrated and ill, requiring hospitalization. Thus far, five victims of this outbreak have been hospitalized. If you become ill with STEC or any other type of food poisoning, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Then, consider filing a personal injury claim to seek compensation for your damages.

Symptoms of STEC

The initial symptoms of STEC poisoning are abdominal cramping and pain. Typically, diarrhea follows within a few hours. The victim's diarrhea may become bloody and he or she may experience nausea and vomiting.

Symptoms can occur within one day of contracting the illness, but can appear after a few days. Generally, this illness runs its course in one to 12 days. Children are more susceptible to becoming ill and suffering complications of STEC than adults.

Foods Linked to STEC

E.coli is most commonly linked to contaminated and undercooked beef. Other foods that can harbor STEC bacteria are unpasteurized milk, unpasteurized juice, and unwashed produce. This is why it is important to cook all meats thoroughly and wash all vegetables before using them.

The food item at Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill that caused the outbreak of STEC has not yet been determined. The CDPH's investigation of the restaurant is still going on and once the source of the contamination has been determined, the CDPH will likely update its report. Currently, it is working with physicians in the area to advise them regarding the treatment of STEC and to document the scope of this E.coli outbreak.

Work with an Experienced Arlington Heights Food Poisoning Lawyer

If you or your child contract any type of food poisoning because of another party's negligence, whether that party is a small, local restaurant, a large-scale corporate restaurant or food retailer, a friend or relative who hosted a party where the contaminated food was consumed, or a government entity such as a public school, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages through a food poisoning claim. To learn more, contact our team of experienced food poisoning lawyers at Newland & Newland, LLP today to set up your initial legal consultation with us. We serve clients in the North Chicago, Fox Lake, Zion, Winthrop Harbor, Waukegan areas from out our office located in the prestigious 180 North LaSalle street building in Chicago.

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