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Jory Lange Files Lawsuit in Pasha Mediterranean Grill Salmonella Food Poisoning Outbreak

Posted in Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella on September 14, 2018

In the wake of the Pasha Mediterranean Grill outbreak, the Lange Law Firm, PLLC filed suit today on behalf of several families who have been linked to the outbreak.

Here is the latest news on the lawsuit and the outbreak:

Lawsuit News

On September 14, 2018, The Lange Law Firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of 4 individuals stricken with Salmonella food poisoning after eating at Pasha Mediterranean Grill.  One of the nation’s leading food safety lawyers, Jory Lange has been retained by several families who developed Salmonella food poisoning after eating at Pasha Mediterranean Grill.

In one of the largest food poisoning outbreaks in San Antonio’s history, 347 people have reported food poisoning after eating at Pasha Mediterranean Grill over Labor Day weekend.  Of these, 14 people have been hospitalized and 18 people have confirmed Salmonella testing.

“Several of our clients were hospitalized.  Salmonella infections can be very dangerous.  Even after the initial illness subsides, there can be severe long-term complications, including Reactive Arthritis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome,” says food safety attorney Jory Lange.  “Anyone who became sick after eating at Pasha Mediterranean Grill should seek medical attention.”

As Always, Our Salmonella Lawyer is Here to Help You and Your Family

If you believe you have developed Salmonella after eating at Pasha Mediterranean Grill in San Antonio, we want you to know that Jory Lange, our Salmonella lawyer at the Lange Law Firm, PLLC, is currently investigating this matter. He is already helping several families already involved in the outbreak and offering free legal consultations for those who believe they have become ill after eating at Pasha Mediterranean Grill. The Lange Law Firm, PLLC, is investigating the details of the Salmonella food poisoning outbreak linked to Pasha Mediterranean Grill.

Those who became sick after eating at the Pasha Mediterranean Grill may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. To learn more about making a food poisoning claim, please visit The Lange Law Firm, PLLC’s website, www.MakeFoodSafe.com, or call 833.330.3663.

If you or a loved one have become ill after eating at Pasha Mediterranean Grill, you can call 833.330.3663 for a free consultation or complete the form here. If you believe you have become sick from eating at Pasha Mediterranean Grill, you do not need to wait to contact an attorney to learn your rights and begin a claim.

About Jory Lange

When corporations sell food contaminated with Salmonella, E. coliVibrio, or other food poisoning pathogens, Jory Lange helps the families who have been harmed.

One of the nation’s leading food safety lawyers, Jory has helped families from California to Florida, from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic, and in states across the nation.  Our lawyer, Jory Lange, is a native Texan who grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He even attended Keystone High School before going on to earn his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Jory became a lawyer to help make our communities and families safer. Jory has helped dozens of families in San Antonio who have been harmed in serious food poisoning outbreaks, including the massive outbreak linked to the San Antonio Housing Authority’s Golden Gala in 2016.

The Status of the Outbreak Investigation

Metro Health continues to investigate the outbreak and inspect the Wurzbach location of Pasha Mediterranean Grill. Metro Health has not said when its final report will be released, and the health agency has reported that 347 cases have been linked to the outbreak. Of these, there are 18 confirmed diagnosis of Salmonella, and 12 hospitalizations. It is likely more cases will be linked as the investigation continues.

Metro Health Recommends Medical Attention and Testing

The agency urges those who have become ill after eating at Pasha Mediterranean Grill to seek medical attention and stool testing from their medical provider.

While the investigation unfolds, Kurin told the media that, “We start with, ‘What are your signs and symptoms? When did it begin? How did it begin? Where did you eat when you started experiencing this? An overwhelming (amount) of these folks that we called and interviewed have indicated that they ate at Pasha and then came down with illness within 12 to 72 hours.”

Metro Health urges those who have become sick after eating at Pasha Mediterranean Grill to continue to report their illnesses by contacting 311. Reporting foodborne illness is critical to helping health investigators narrow down potential food sources and timeframes for illness. Also, it is important to remember that what may be “mild” for you, could be severe and even deadly for someone else. But no matter what kind of bacteria it is that is sending you to the bathroom to vomit all night long (and maybe for a few days), the fact of the matter is that reporting food poisoning is extremely important.

Metro Health’s Findings

Metro Health has not yet released its final report. In the meantime, Metro Health has released information that they did find some food safety violations when they inspected the restaurant, including:

  • Food handler not washing hands between tasks;
  • Food handler using soiled towel to wipe off meat tenderizer;
  • Food handler using soiled towel to wipe off prep table;
  • Improper use of gloves by food handler;
  • Improper cooling of its refrigeration unit;
  • No sanitizing buckets at prep tables;
  • Pull out coolers not maintaining proper temperature;
  • Cut, diced ready to eat vegetables did not meet minimum temperature requirement;
  • Food handler seen drinking from open container;
  • Chlorine concentration too high; and
  • Plastic water bottles seen throughout preparation area.

Salmonella Symptoms and What to Look Out For

Some symptoms of a Salmonella infection include:

  • Stomach cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Sick feeling in stomach
  • Cold and chills
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloody Stools

On the topic of doctors, it is important to note that, in some cases, the diarrhea symptoms may be so severe that a person infected with Salmonella may require hospitalization. Salmonella infections can have potential complications, including: severe dehydration, kidney issues, reactive arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, blood infections, and others. If at any point diarrhea turns bloody, immediate medical attention is highly recommended.

By: Candess Zona-Mendola, Editor of MakeFoodSafe (Non-Lawyer)