A New Lawsuit Seeking in Excess of $25,000 has been Filed Against a Michigan Wendy’s Owner by Ron Simon and Associates – a National Food Poisoning Law Firm
Ron Simon and Associates has filed a lawsuit for a Holland resident that allegedly became ill after eating at a Wendy’s location in Grandville, Michigan. The Wendy’s E. coli outbreak has caused 97 infections in 6 states, with at least 43 consumers requiring hospitalizations. The outbreak is believed to be caused by contaminated romaine lettuce sold on Wendy’s hamburgers and sandwiches.
The Holland resident Shane Meyers reportedly consumed a “Dave’s Double with fries” that contained romaine lettuce on August 5. Meyers allegedly began experiencing symptoms of an E. coli infection the following day, with symptoms including severe abdominal pain, nausea, and bloody diarrhea.
Meyers immediately sought treatment at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital where doctors subsequently found traces of Shiga toxin producing E. coli and diagnosed Meyers with a STEC infection. On behalf of Mr. Meyers, Ron Simon and Associates has filed a lawsuit against Wendy’s owner Grand Rapids-based Meritage Hospitality Group, Inc. for over $25,000 in damages. The lawsuit against Grand Rapids-based Meritage Hospitality Group, Inc. seeks damages for violating the Michigan Consumers Protection Act, gross negligence and breach of warranty.
Before the infection, Meyers claims he was a regular customer of Wendy’s, however, since the infection, he has yet to return.
National food poisoning attorney Ron Simon explains the dilemma, stating that, “Whenever you go to a restaurant, you are entrusting that restaurant with the idea that they have made your food safe for you to eat because most of the pathogens that you find in food including E. coli, you can’t see, smell or taste,” said Simon. “A lot of people wonder about ‘what did the restaurant do wrong?’ and Wendy’s is going to say, ‘well, our lettuce supplier sold us bad lettuce,’ but it all goes back to trust. When you go to a restaurant, you are trusting that the food they are putting on your plate is safe to eat and in this case Wendy’s failed that trust.”
Ron Simon and Associates also filed the first lawsuit for a Pennsylvania women who was hospitalized after consuming a Baconater and French fries at her local Wendy’s in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Ron Simon is a national food poisoning lawyer with over 20 years of experience helping food poisoning victims.