WRAL reports that cases of salmonellosis linked to the All American Sports Bar & Grill and Cafe Bordeaux continue to be collected by health officials and Marler Clark is representing two patrons who became ill.
Tara Foster and Lucille Thompson both filed lawsuits Tuesday through Seattle-based legal firm Marler Clark, LLP, which specializes in foodborne illness cases. They are each seeking more than $10,000 from Aroma Hotels LLC, which operates the Holiday Inn Bordeaux, at 1701 Owen Drive in Fayetteville.
Foster, who ate at The Cafe Bordeaux on May 8 and 9, began experiencing symptoms May 10, the lawsuit states. Over the next three days, she was ill with abdominal cramps, diarrhea, body aches, headaches, dehydration, heart palpitations, hypersensitivity to light and touch and other gastrointestinal problems.
Thompson ate at The Cafe Bordeaux on May 9 and began feeling sick about 24 hours later, according to the lawsuit. She also experienced abdominal cramps, diarrhea, headaches, dehydration, hypersensitivity to light and touch and gastrointestinal problems.
Both lawsuits allege that the hotel “manufactured, distributed or sold a food product that was adulterated, not fit for human consumption” and that they failed to properly train and supervise kitchen staff in safe food handling procedures.
The plaintiffs are seeking damages for loss of wages, medical expenses, travel expenses, emotional distress and physical pain.