Salmonella lawyers at Pritzker Hageman have been retained to represent a client sickened in the Brixx & Barley Salmonella outbreak. The Nassau County Health Department has closed the Long Beach, NY restaurant while it investigates at least 12 cases of Salmonella poisoning and will not allow the restaurant, located at 152 W. Park Ave., to reopen until the source of the contamination is found, a spokeswoman told Newsday.

Illnesses were reported from early July to early August when the health department temporarily closed the restaurant. Our client visited the restaurant on July 31 and ate a Caesar salad and, a short time later, developed symptoms of a Salmonella infection.

Health officials are examining records and patient interviews to determine which foods or beverages all of the case-patients consumed. And they are analyzing stool samples collected from those sickened to see if they were all sickened by the same serotype of Salmonella.

Food becomes contaminated with Salmonella when it makes contact with fecal matter from animals or humans. This can happen during slaughter, if the food is meat, during the growing process if irrigation water is contaminated or if an infected food handler doesn’t wash hands properly after using the bathroom.

If you have been sickened in this outbreak and would like a free consultation with a Salmonella lawyer, call us at 1 (888) 377-8900 (toll-free), send a text to 612-261-0856 or use the form below.