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Lawsuit filed against Torchy’s Tacos, onion suppliers after San Antonio child develops salmonella

“He began to experience exhaustion and a headache. His symptoms progressed over the next ten days with increasing intensity.”

SAN ANTONIO — A lawsuit against Torchy’s Tacos, Success Foods Management Group, LLC. and ProSource Produce, LLC. has been filed by a Bexar County lady on behalf of her son who reportedly developed salmonella after consuming contaminated onions on the restaurant.

The doc, which can be read here, reveals Food Safety Law Firm Marler Clark and the Hill Law Firm of San Antonio representing the child.

The doc says on Aug. 21, the plaintiff ate dinner at Torchy’s on 18210 Sonterra Place.

Six days later, “He began to experience exhaustion and a headache. His symptoms progressed over the next ten days with increasing intensity. He developed a fever, diarrhea, and intense pain in his lower back,” the doc says.

He was taken to an emergency room on Sept. 3, however was unable to be recognized.

The doc says on or about Sept. 7, “He was in such intense pain he could not walk or sit up, and he was taken to the Methodist Children’s Hospital where he received treatment for complications from his Salmonella Oranienburg infection in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.”

The an infection reportedly led to sepsis, organ failure, pneumonia, acidosis, thrombocytopenia, a pericardial effusion, interstitial emphysema and excessive ache when it reached the bones round his sacroiliac joint. 

The doc says the boy is continuous to be handled day by day with long-term IV antibiotics for Salmonella Oranienburg.

As for the onions, the doc says, “At the time the food product left control of the Defendants, it was defective and unreasonably dangerous in that it was not adequately manufactured or marketed to minimize the risk of injury or death.”

It then continues saying Torchy’s owed an obligation to the child as a buyer to take, “Reasonable care to prevent the manufacture, distribution, and sale of food products contaminated with Salmonella, E. Coli, or other foodborne pathogens.”

The child’s household is searching for greater than $200,000 on this case, which might cover issues comparable to medical bills and future bills.

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