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

cicilydom

Thats not my job Im not a cook... so go as a cook. and it is my day off and i just might be in the area, I rather hear what you have to say about me to my FACE! thanks!

cicilydom

ok so the comment about applebees... what i ment is that it's a american resturant and why would a want a american waiting on me? It was a joke but that went wayyy over your head there buddy. Mr chad and Dave why are you going to casa to make fun of them and their food or what?

Chad Eitle (Ano...

I will pray to God tonight that your face is better looking than your posts.

cicilydom

oh opps i missed a word... (ask) i forgot the K my bad! i dont want you saying anything bad about mr for that one!

Chad Eitle (Ano...

Furthermore, I doubt that YOU could post ANYTHING that would go over anyone's head.

Chad Eitle (Ano...

Thanks for adding the K. (replace the r in "mr" with an e next time)

cicilydom

Ohhh... thats ok I would like to think that Im a very beautiful person at least Im told so!!! bet you would hit on me in a second if you seen me and had no idea that i was cicilydom. Bet that your just a ugly as the words you type

Chad Eitle (Ano...

I am not "going to Casa to make fun of them or their food or what"....I am only making fun of "u"

Chad Eitle (Ano...

What exactly do you mean by "hit me"?

Chad Eitle (Ano...

pretty sure there will be about 4 posts left under this article by morning :-)

cicilydom

umm hello like flirt?? what era did you grow up in??? Make fun of me all you want sticks and stones may break my bones but words will NEVER hurt me!

David Deerest.

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

Put a fork in me, I'm done.

How I see it

is this looks like a Mexican standoff but it's all about a failure to communicate. It doesn't matter what language you understand, it's about understanding. If you don't care about what you are told to do then you shouldn't be serving food to people that are paying good money for what they hope to be good food. Now go wipe your butt, wash your hands and make me a cheese burrito.

Chad Eitle (Ano...

Sorry I was born in 1973, I'm a late bloomer....

Chad Eitle (Ano...

This is better than MySpace.

cicilydom

Oh no u didn't use proper english.. they might come after you too ( how i see it). But thank you for getting back to the matter at hand. Knock the resturant all you want but guess what their open now. so i guess they passed health inspection and futher more if ramon is told by the court to pay he'll pay so dont you worry about him or his money or his resturant, thats the job of the health inspector and him.. Ive worked in many different resturants and seen some nasty things but regardless people still eat there. So if you choose to eat there then thats up to you. i realize that this is a place for people to state how they feel but lets try this.. state your opinion good or bad but be a little positive about the situation and be adults about all this! do you have to talk crap about what everyone thinks?????? thanks and have a great day!

Chad Eitle (Ano...

We love you cicilydom.....Is that positive enough?

David Deerest.

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cicilydom

All I have to say is this, " Happiness comes to those who are FAIR to others and are always just and good."( psalm 106:3 Or is that too deep for you people?.... Im not disturbed once again, I just try to make the best out of a bad situation I know what happened at Casa Fiesta was bad, wrong, whatever and I also understand we have the right to voice our opinions about certin situations... maybe just maybe i took it out of hand but Im sorry if i made anyone mad but I said what i felt i needed to say, and thats more then i can say for some people. Just because one casa went wrong don't mean they are all bad. You guys don't know me, and have no right to say the things that you said about me. HA I probably make more money then you Mr.Dave oh and by the way WE ALL die eventually. May God have pitty on you for that one.

kjvr

THE PEOPLE WHO SUE CASA FIESTA ARE THE BIGGEST BUNCH OF BABIES. BIG FLIPPING DEAL YOU GOT SICK. YOUR STILL ALIVE, YOU HAVE ALL OF YOUR LIMBS, AND YOUR NOT DISABLED FROM BEING ILL. SUCK IT UP AND MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE. THE ONLY REASON YOU ARE SUEING IS BECAUSE YOU THINK IT IS A GET RICH FAST OPPROTUNITY. GET A CLUE.

I WAS HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER WHO WAS THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT WHEN I WAS PREGNANT. DUE TO THE ACCIDENT I AM PERMENTLY DISABLED AT THE AGE OF 27. THE DRUNK COMMITED SURICIDE AND HAD SUCKY INSURANCE WHICH LEFT ME WITH MORE MEDICAL BILLS THEN FIVE PEOPLE HAVE THEIR ENTIRE LIFE. I HAVE REASON TO SUE SOMEONE. NEXT TIME I GET SICK I AM GOING TO SUE THE PERSON WHO MADE ME SICK AND I HOPE IT IS ONE OF THE LOOSERS WHO IS SUEING CASA FIESTA.

David Deerest.

to kjvr-It really is a BIG FLIPPING DEAL when you miss 2 weeks of work and can't support your family-that's what at LEAST one of the sickened people says on here. This dude in Willard said “his earning capacity has been permanently impaired.” (whatever that means) So, yeah, I'd say it's a serious matter, a BIG FLIPPING DEAL and people are still TRYING to get over it, as you said. Oh, and the red line means it's spelled wrong. A little FYI...

rogerthat

If kjvr is disabled, who is paying to support her? Shouldn't it be the responsible drunk driver's insurance and estate? Why didn't she sue for at least her medical expenses? Who pays when injured people don't sue?

cicilydom

Get over the red line B.S.! She does have a point there are bigger ordeals out there and If this man Made 25,0000 dollar durring that time which i dont think so and i dont believe that some one can loose their hearing from salmonella. I asked one of the doctors in my area just to see and he said that theres no possible way that it could have happened from eating a little taco! He's a F@G this willard man and needs to get over himself. Go ahead and sue if you really did get sick but honestly 25,000 is a little outrageous.If you work for a good company which i think he would if he made so much money durring that time, then you get sick leave right?????

David Deerest.

What?

Chad Eitle (Ano...

cicilydumb:

25,0000 = $25,000
durring = during
loose = lose

I don't have the energy to correct your punctuation.

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

copyright "cicilydom" 05/12/08

David Deerest.

"I asked one of the doctors in my area just to see and he said that theres no possible way that it could have happened from eating a little taco!"

Hey Cicily, it might depend on the 'little taco', if you know what I'm saaaaaaaaaayin'.

Amanda (Anonymous)

Well if anyone knows Kody DeWitt they will know that he is a 20 year old kid thinking this is an easy get rich scheme because he would rather not work and be on welfare like the rest of his family. Or maybe this is to pay all the back child support he probably owes. Jim Martin should think twice before representing him.

bobaluey

So-- now how do people equate ILLEGAL with being a racist? I cannot stand ILLEGALS, so I guess, if that makes me a racist..then so be it.

For the record, I don't like illegal Irish people here either--and I share their traits.

@Cicilydom: You said that not all casas are bad...Ramon owned El Cappy in Bellevue and that was nasty in there. Why do you think they lost all their customers? And you just pulled the same stunt when you called the Willard kid a "F@G" ---I sound like you are 12--so grow up and get off of your high horse!!

@ Chad Eitle--feel free to correct my punctuation, I prolly missed alot. :)

bobaluey

So-- now how do people equate ILLEGAL with being a racist? I cannot stand ILLEGALS, so I guess, if that makes me a racist..then so be it.

For the record, I don't like illegal Irish people here either--and I share their traits.

@Cicilydom: You said that not all casas are bad...Ramon owned El Cappy in Bellevue and that was nasty in there. Why do you think they lost all their customers? And you just pulled the same stunt when you called the Willard kid a "F@G" ---YOU sound like you are 12--so grow up and get off of your high horse!!

@ Chad Eitle--feel free to correct my punctuation, I prolly missed alot. :)

bobaluey

yeah- yeah I know--I corrected it--damn dog ran into me.

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