Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm that has successfully represented hundreds of E. coli victims, have filed a lawsuit on behalf of Weber County residents William and J. Corey Cohron and their two young sons against Wendy’s.
The complaint, which was filed in Weber County Superior Court, seeks compensation for the family’s significant medical-related expenses, economic losses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
The Wendy’s, at 2594 N. 400 East in North Ogden, served lettuce at a CORE Academy luncheon held at Orion Junior High in Harrisville on June 30, where more than 300 people were potentially exposed to the contamination. At least one person was infected during June 27-30 while eating at the restaurant.
The restaurant was traced as the source of an E. coli O121:H19 outbreak in late June, 2006. On August 7, 2006, the Weber-Morgan Health Department announced that at least four individuals had contracted E. coli O121:H19 after eating iceberg lettuce prepared at the Wendy’s restaurant.
The WMHD suspects that the lettuce was cross-contaminated with another food source, and that the lettuce itself was not contaminated. WMHD stated that three of the four people confirmed with E. coli O121:H19 had developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.