It seems like yesterday, but really it was just about a year ago we were writing about a terrible Las Vegas food poisoning outbreak at Firefly Tapas Kitchen and Bar that made many, many people very, very sick. As you may recall, it eventually came to light that some chorizo was to blame, but of course that was discovered after it had made a lot of people very severely sick. The chorizo was contaminated with Salmonella, and was linked to at least 300 cases of food sickness. If you’re sickened by tainted food in Henderson or anywhere in the Las Vegas Valley, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. Unfortunately, we see food poisoning cases a lot in the Las Vegas area. Restaurants have lots of staff turnover generally, and Southern Nevada, as a high turnover area in general, sees more than its fair share. This can lead to new and inexperienced people handling food, and handling it unsafely.
The recent Nevada news on this case is that the owners have decided to close the Henderson Firefly location. This is not the restaurant where the massive outbreak occurred – that was the Firefly restaurant on Paradise Road – but this Henderson branch had been in the news recently for a number of health code violations. The other locations had had their fair share of health code violations, as well. But for whatever reason, the owners decided to shutter this Henderson location to focus on their other stores, as opposed to shutting down the location where all those people were sickened by Salmonella in Las Vegas last year, and where the health department also found 44 places where they issued demerits for unsafe or unclean practices, and briefly shut that location down.
Benson & Bingham’s top Las Vegas attorneys have seen plenty of food poisoning cases before, and can help you if you’re sickened. We understand this area of law well, and know how to get you the compensation you need to cover medical bills and time lost from work and from life. Many times food poisoning can be a relatively minor annoyance that knocks you out for a day or two, which is still potentially deserving of legal action to cover your costs. In other situations, though, it can be a serious or even life threatening problem, necessitating more extensive care and recovery. Our attorneys will know if you have a case, and help you get the coverage you deserve if you do. Contact us today for a free consultation.