Lawsuit filed against Pizza Hut in Missisippi after 19 get Sick eating Chicken
[Best Syndication News] A lawsuit was filed against the company that owns Pizza Hut in Greenwood, Mississippi after a group of 19 customers, all from the same church, became ill after eating the chicken that was prepared by the restaurant.
The lawsuit was filed in Leflore County Circuit Court and was originally with two plaintiffs, but now has grown to a total of 15 claiming the restaurant did not exercise reasonable care in making and storing the food and that they did not properly train the employees working there at the time.
According to news wires reports, a total of 19 people were hospitalized after eating the food from Pizza Hut on January 18th of this year. The had symptoms of vomiting and nausea and were treated and released.
However according to Chris Fuller, a spokesman for Pizza Hut that both the Mississippi State Health Department and the FDA did not find anything wrong with the food and that the lawsuit is legally not with merit. The 15 people are seeking $75,000 each and altogether the amount would total $1.125 million.
There was a 14 page report on this case by Dr. Paul Byers of the Department of Health's Epidemiology Program and one thought in this report was that more people eating at the restaurant would have became ill after eating at the restaurant if a toxin in the food was present. The other 13 people joined the lawsuit after the report was released in April.
By: Marlene Donor