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$________ CONFIDENTIAL Food Poisoning – Plaintiff restaurant patron falls ill after eating at the restaurant – Failure to properly store and/or prepare food – Gastroenteritis – Bowel obstruction requiring surgery.

Withheld County, MA

In this negligence matter, the plaintiff diner alleged that the defendant restaurant was negligent in its handling and/or storage of food products which resulted in the plaintiff getting extremely ill after eating at the defendant’s restaurant. The plaintiff was diagnosed with a bowel obstruction and gastroenteritis which required surgery. The defendant denied the allegations and disputed the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injuries and damages.

The male plaintiff was a patron at the defendant’s restaurant. He ordered a pork dish, ate a bite or two but failed to eat anymore as he thought the pork had a funny smell to it. Over the next two days, the plaintiff became more and more ill. He initially developed diarrhea and later developed severe stomach cramps. He sought medical treatment and it was determined that the plaintiff was suffering from a bowel obstruction and gastroenteritis from improperly prepared or stored pork. The plaintiff was required to undergo abdominal surgery for his injuries.

The plaintiff investigated and determined that the defendant restaurant had been cited just earlier on the day of the plaintiff’s meal with food storage and handling violations. The plaintiff brought suit against the defendant alleging negligence in its handling and storage of food products. The defendant denied the allegations and disputed liability to the plaintiff.The parties ultimately agreed to a confidential settlement of $________ for the plaintiff’s injuries.

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