Willard man seeks $25,000 from Casa Fiestain lawsuit over suspected salmonella case

A Willard man is seeking $25,000 in damages in a civil lawsuit against Casa Fiesta restaurant, alleging the Milan Avenue business served food with salmonella bacteria. In court papers filed Tuesday in Huron County Common Pleas Court, Kody Dewitt, of 612 S. Myrtle Ave., says he "became severely ill,' was hospitalized and suffered undisclosed "bodily injuries' after being a customer April 25 at Casa Fiesta. The plaintiff also says he "suffered a loss of wages and will incur additional such losses in the future' because "his earning capacity has been permanently impaired.'
Cary Ashby
Jul 25, 2010

 

A Willard man is seeking $25,000 in damages in a civil lawsuit against Casa Fiesta restaurant, alleging the Milan Avenue business served food with salmonella bacteria.

In court papers filed Tuesday in Huron County Common Pleas Court, Kody Dewitt, of 612 S. Myrtle Ave., says he “became severely ill,” was hospitalized and suffered undisclosed “bodily injuries” after being a customer April 25 at Casa Fiesta. The plaintiff also says he “suffered a loss of wages and will incur additional such losses in the future” because “his earning capacity has been permanently impaired.”

Dewitt’s attorney, James Martin, could not be reached to elaborate this morning, and Dewitt’s telephone number was unavailable.

Casa Fiesta was issued a summons by mail Wednesday afternoon. The defendant has 28 days to answer the complaint; then a hearing can be scheduled.

Dewitt is not the only customer planning on taking Casa Fiesta to court.

A woman who works in another Norwalk food service establishment said she became sick after eating there April 25 and missed a week-and-a-half of work. Originally thinking she had the flu, the woman — who declined to be identified — went to Fisher-Titus Medical Center on April 29 because she was dehydrated. The hospital confirmed she had salmonella poisoning.

“I have never felt pain like I have from this salmonella infection that I got from a little lunch,” the woman said Wednesday.

The Huron County General Health District is investigating 25 reported cases of recent food poisoning from the Norwalk restaurant.

Casa Fiesta voluntarily threw out all food on hand when the health department contacted manager Gustavo Enrquez about possible contamination. The owner also closed his restaurant for a day to disinfect and deep clean it before reopening Friday evening.

Huron County Health Commissioner Tim Hollinger expects to get the results back today from the samples he sent to the Ohio Department of Health for testing. He could not be reached for comment today, but has said any food service employee must follow special rules before returning to work after contracting food poisoning.

“If you’re a food worker, it’s very important not to go back to work until you get two clean samples,” Hollinger said Wednesday.

The samples must be taken at least 24 hours apart.

Enrquez said none of his Casa Fiesta employees have gotten sick from the food at the restaurant. He also said they have been properly trained in food service requirements and follow state laws.

Comments

Chad Eitle (Ano...

At least swiss can spell and punctuate.... ;-)
Never thought I would say this: "I would rather read a post from Swiss." There, I said it.

cicilydom

Oh and one more thing to the people who said whatever about being deported.... check your family history maybe just maybe some your family was a immagrant too... so maybe you should go back to your country.So i said what i needed to say and I also will say this as a American i do take pride in my country but i think that you people over there in norwalk need to get your head out of ur butts! This casa where iam at is boombing! so If Anyone would like some good food good drinks and great service come my way Ill take care of you. Also maybe is't not your business to care wether or not some people should be deported or not! Take care of yourself worry about you and your family and mind your own business... Iam sure you not perfect either!

cicilydom

Oh and one more thing to the people who said whatever about being deported.... check your family history maybe just maybe some your family was a immagrant too... so maybe you should go back to your country.So i said what i needed to say and I also will say this as a American i do take pride in my country but i think that you people over there in norwalk need to get your head out of ur butts! This casa where iam at is boombing! so If Anyone would like some good food good drinks and great service come my way Ill take care of you. Also maybe is't not your business to care wether or not some people should be deported or not! Take care of yourself worry about you and your family and mind your own business... Iam sure you not perfect either! Wow you went there.. a college grad... little do you know I am! business MGT. thank you from queens university..I wait on tables because i love it i love people and i love my job, I make more money then my mother whos has a very well paying job! lets see this little job i have bought me a house!.. spelling errors so freakin what this subject went from food too hispanics now to spelling.. humm what really going on. Honestly I Am Done say what i want because it's my right! Go choke on a chip!

David Deerest.

Swiss, meet cicilydom. cicilydom, meet swiss.

cicilydom

hi Swiss... At least someone has something positive so say... So much negativity you guys must be miserable! too bad for you

David Deerest.

Chad! What's going on here? I can't figure any of that out!

Cicily, darling, I WOULD prefer to "choke on a chip" then to have you wait on me any restaurant. By the number of spelling errors in your posts, I'm guessing my order would be wrong. "I sure as hell wouldnt was a all white person with blue eyes and blone hair waiting on me at Applebees... How STUPID do u SOUND!!!!!!!"

What? What?? I sure as hell wouldnt was a all white person with blue eyes and blone hair waiting on me at Applebees????????? What? What??

How STUPID do u SOUND!!!!!!!

Chad Eitle (Ano...

This is great! You are a five star endorsement of Queens University. I am sure they would be proud if they were reading your posts.
(7 spelling errors in last post by the way)
You are not waiting tables because you "love it", you are waiting tables because you probably fill job applications out with the same concise, easy to read manner as you post. You have a new house, but you need to get some self-respect.

David Deerest.

I sure as hell wouldnt was a all white person with blue eyes and blone hair waiting on me at Applebees..

ROFLMAO

Chad Eitle (Ano...

Deer Dave: I am sitting here in awe. Fanning the flames of ignorance. This cicilydom is one disturbed individual.

David Deerest.

It's a train wreck, I can't look away!

Still ROFLMAO

David Deerest.

I sure as hell wouldnt was a all white person with blue eyes and blone hair waiting on me at Applebees...

I'm dying here...I'm rollin'...

Frickin' HILARIOUS

cicilydom

So what spelling errors who cares!!! haha too bad for you that i give the BEST service casa has ever had, been here for 2 years buddy and i dont write anything down so there would be no spelling errors. Say what u want AGAIN I DONT CARE!!! your the ones that care just a little too much! and what i ment is that everyone was talk about these mexicans.. well my point was that your going to a mexican resturant what do u expect...? When i go to a authentic italian resturant i wanna know thats its a italian back there cooking my food.... If your dont like it then just dont go plain and simple!

cicilydom

Yes i am disturbed at people like you! The whole SUBJECT was FOOD! NOT me or my Typing errors!

David Deerest.

STOP! I CAN'T TAKE ANY MORE! You're KILLING me!

I haven't laughed this hard in a loooooooong time.

Chad Eitle (Ano...

You don't write things down because nobody can understand what you write. I think you DO care. In your previous post you stated that you were done. But you are still here. Because you CARE. Keep posting please!!! This is priceless.

Chad Eitle (Ano...

CicilyDUMB you are hands down the most illiterate poster I have ever ran across. But at least you are real good at waitin them there tables......

David Deerest.

Yes, it is about FOOD that CASA served to HUMANS that got SICK. Very sick. Probably cross cantamination from a worker in the restaurant. Need I say more?

Do me a favor, or should I say 'por favor'...wash your hands and go make me a burrito supreme, no onions.

cicilydom

All post ALLLLLL day long bc i frankly dont give a toot! You must have alot of time on your hands! Maybe in my earlier post i should have took my time and looked it all over.. so what i didnt ohhhh welll! and actally Im very well educated. so when i type on a computer i type fast and i dont check it over so file a lawsuit against me then!

rerussell74

OH, cicilydom has been watching CNN (Clinton News Network), the most liberal jumble on the airwaves. THAT explains alot. Let's not get into the Indians vs. Evil White Male European thing here. I think your heart might be in the right place, but you're bigger than an argument about race or ethnicity. The issue at hand is restaurant safety and how we perceive it.

And don't beat-up on cicilydom for typos -- we all make them. At least she knows where the caps key is (or what it is for) on the keyboard, unlike Swiss.

When I'm waited on at any restaurant, I don't care if the wait staff can spit-out proofed copy on their order pad. Most of us would never go to the doctor if legibility was an issue.

David Deerest.

Oh, just one more thing...and I quote...

"I sure as hell wouldnt was a all white person with blue eyes and blone hair waiting on me at Applebees..."

Chad Eitle (Ano...

My God, you just made a post with NO spelling errors!!!
(But you need a comma after "Yes" in the first sentence. And replace the exclamation point with a comma after the word "FOOD")

Hey could ya get me an application for Queens University? I've always wanted to teach English, and it's obvious from your posts they need a new professor.

cicilydom

Dave... first did u not read i am a AMERICAN!!! not a mexican and NOT YOUR SLAVE! go ask you wife

cicilydom

sorry dave i mean YOUR

Chad Eitle (Ano...

cicilyDumb: "Im very well educated"

Flame away....

David Deerest.

Ok, here's the deal.

I've invited Swiss to meet me at 11:30 tomorrow at Casa for lunch, my treat. I'm taking this opportunity to invite Richard and Chad, but on ONE condition...
YOU have to be our waitress. And you can't write ANYTHING down. I promise a hearty tip of at least 20 percent.

Are you in??

cicilydom

But thats the whole point Richard, it was about food untill someone spoke up and said hate words against the people who work there. Making fun of them, and just plain out talkin crap about them. I didnt say a word untill that was said.. So what I defended them.

cicilydom

Too bad I don't work in racist Norwalk and if I did I would never serve you!

David Deerest.

I never said you were anything...where do you get that? Because I asked you to wash your hands and make me a burrito supreme?? I assumed SINCE YOU WORK THERE you could make me a kickin' snack. That's all...Quit putting words in my mouth, especially if they're spelled wrong.

"I sure as hell wouldnt was a all white person with blue eyes and blone hair waiting on me at Applebees..."

David Deerest.

Bummer.

Still meeting swiss at 11:30. if you have the day off, Cicily, please join us, won't you?

Chad Eitle (Ano...

"I sure as hell wouldnt was a all white person with blue eyes and blone hair waiting on me at Applebees..."

I can not stop reading that sentence......

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