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...

starryeyes: Your posts look fine to me. Intelligent, well thought out, and readable. Not only that I agree with your post 100% I like that!
I am afraid that cicilydumb needs correction in more ways than one.

David Deerest.

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

still rollin'...

just plain disgusted

cicilydom = swiss family

swiss family

hey "Deer Dave" could you please quote that sentence one more time for everyone who missed it, and all of the entertainment it seems to bring you?? you know, the line about the blue eyes and blond hair!!! you are such a child

Chad Eitle (Ano...

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

Is this the sentence you want?

David Deerest.

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

Just for you and BTW, did you introduce yourself to Cicily?

Chad Eitle (Ano...

I must be a child too Deer Dave because that still brings tears to my eyes. That may be perhaps the single most interesting sentenced wrote by a human being. Ahhh, behold the wonders of a small mind.....

Chad Eitle (Ano...

Hey cicilydom, I left you an easter egg in my paragraph. Happy hunting...... ;-)

jewl

My husband got really sick and missed two days work after eating at Casa... But he just felt like it was bad luck, and still loves Casa Fiesta, so we went back again this week! It was soooo good!!

fruitypebbles

i'm a child too because i still laugh when I read it. Do it again! do it again! do it again! Laughter truly is the best medicine.

Chad Eitle (Ano...

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

BEHOLD THE VAST POWER OF THE HUMAN MIND...

rerussell74

jewl - What, no lawsuit threat ? No threat to never eat there again ? No comment about what dirty people "they" are ? No comment about "someone must pay !!", forget the bad luck ?

Huh, I guess there are some reasonable people left in world. I applaud your husband for venturing there again -- and from the sounds of it, again and again and again.

By the way, I found a Monty Python sketch on YouTube that is relevant to this discussion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6...

Sorry, it's in two parts, but it's worth watching. Go about 5:45 into the episode and they address "Restaurant Cleanliness" as only Monty Python can.

Heck, watch both episodes if you're a Python fan.

David Deerest.

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

It NEVER gets old. STILL Rollin'!

cicilydom

You people are really way far more immature then I.. seeing that I am done with this little game. It's almost as if you do this all for just attention, maybe beacuse you don't get any at home.So stop razin me and move on to another subject because Im thru! You see people are still eating there. So drop it. Always Remember Karma

swiss family

i had Domino's pizza last night, and it was good, but this morning i don't feel so well, should i assume that there was something wrong with the way that the pizza was fixed, or that the employee didn't wash their hands properly? should i go to the emergency room to get my stomach pumped?? or should i just write it off as that some days i just feel better, and worse than other days!!!
we did see the video, where the owner of the local Domino's franchise, served pizza to hungry people, without wearing any kind of hair restraint, and without any gloves to insure the cleanliness, and safety of the people who were getting the pizza from him..
should i be worried, or should i just assume that there won't be any contamination, because Skip is one of "us" wink, wink... and we know that sometimes "we" are above the laws, and the health codes... but never , never,should "those"people try to get away with anything...

rerussell74

cicilydom - I think razzin' has two z's in it. Razin' is a dried-up grape.

Oh, yes, I remember Karma well. She was the lovely girl from the Chameleon family that Boy George sang about 20+ years ago (I'm really gettin' old...)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T...

At least she was better looking than Boy, but I'm not sure if she was all white or if she worked at Applebees. Was Applebees even in business 20+ years ago?

David Deerest.

Richard, I see you are quite the 'You Tube-r' like myself. I watched the Monty Python clips, as always, they were great.
I urge you to watch this, I saw parts of it on Leno, this is the full 4 ? minute video. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x...

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

bobaluey

@Cicilydom--OMG!!! You just referred to the rest of us as " You People " !!
For shame on you, you are being racist now!!
Somehow I think that the karma's gonna get you --before the rest of us.

Like the old Motley Crue song says--" Don't go away mad...Just go away"!!!!!

Chad Eitle (Ano...

Cicilydom: If u r thru y do u keep postin on this bored..... sorry to razin u, i didnt not men to afend u.

;-)
I can't do it....
Somebody stop me...
Here it comes...

"I sure as hell wouldnt was a all white person with blue eyes and blone hair waiting on me at Applebees..." -Cicilydom 2008

David Deerest.

This has to be the most commented on story since the gay campground stopped the presses. It's probably my favorite thus far.

fruitypebbles

OMG.... quoting crue. I LOVE IT!!! You guys crack me up, thanks for the laughs after a really crappy week. This is the best entertainment I've had in a while (ooooo, that's sad, isn't it?)

shakalaka

ROFL! Wow! "You people" are extremely immature. I love it! Lol.

swiss family

i hate to disappoint the guy who filed the lawsuit, but he really doesn't have much of a case against them

where is the samples of any contaminated foods from Casa ??? there isn't any!! the health dept has already checked them out, and could not find any contaminated food!!

it is true, that there were others who were also sick, but any good (or bad) lawyer could argue the fact that the only connecting factor in their illness, is the food that they ate...

it seems that this guy was looking for a windfall profit from a business, but its kind of like eating a pizza with olives on it, and claiming that you broke your tooth on a pit!!! well how many other people ate a pizza that day, with olives on it, and didn't break anything!!! it is your duty to prove that it is the restaurants fault that you had a mishap...

i doubt that these people that got sick, were the only customers that Casa had that day... why didn't they all get sick???

casa doesn't have to prove that you didn't get sick because of them, it is your job to prove to the courts that it was them that made you sick, and i doubt if you can do it

eyes

Swiss Family----turn your compter off and take care of your life.

bobaluey

Oh yeah, Motley Crue --some very good memories at some kick@ss concerts...hence, my username !! :) :) BTW Nikki Sixx was so hot and still is!!

bobaluey

To Chad Eitle--Thank You, Chad. I try.

shut up swiss

swiss knows it all

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