Pasha’s Mediterranean Grill sickness count up to 255
The number of restaurant patrons who became ill after eating at Pasha’s Mediterranean Grill in San Antonio, Texas, has increased to 255 with 12 people hospitalized. Fourteen people were confirmed to be ill with salmonella contamination so far, but that number is expected to rise.
Ron Simon and Associates attorney Anthony Coveny spoke with the San Antonio CBS news station about the severity of the problem at Pasha’s Mediterranean Grill. Coveny told the reporter, “There have been no deaths in this, and this is very, very fortunate, because salmonella can be fatal. We believe an employee got sick, probably with salmonella. It spread throughout the restaurant. The victims have eaten numerous types of food from shawarma to hummus to other products. So, no one product is identified as the sole source of the salmonella.”
Ron Simon filed a lawsuit on behalf of victims of the outbreak this week. The firm now represents many dozens of the victims.
The problem arose after patrons ate at the restaurant, located on Wurzbach Road in San Antonio, over the Labor Day weekend. The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District received numerous reports of customer who had symptoms of foodborne illness, including nausea and vomiting. The numbers of those who were contaminated with salmonella may continue to increase as more illnesses are reported to health officials.
Salmonellosis, the infection caused by salmonella bacteria, often results in acute gastroenteritis, an illness that usually results in diarrhea and/or vomiting due to severe inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by the bacteria.
If you ate at Pasha’s Mediterranean Grill over the Labor Day weekend and experienced the symptoms of salmonellosis, contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.