BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Dozens are planning to sue a local taqueria chain after contracting Salmonella before the health department ordered two locations to shut their doors.
Jory Lange, of the Lange Law Firm, said he is representing 38 people who have contracted Salmonella food poisoning after eating at Los Amigos Taqueria. So far, Lange has filed the first three lawsuits in Suffolk Superior Court.
"An additional 28 people have also asked to hire my law firm," Lange told WBZ NewsRadio. "I anticipate that my law firm will end up representing over 65 people in the Los Amigos Taqueria outbreak."
He said he has received around 80 calls from people saying they got sick at the restaurant and anticipates more are coming. Lange said he hopes to get compensation for people's medical bills and "get to the bottom of what caused this outbreak" through the lawsuits.
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Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials told WBZ's Nichole Davis there were 45 lab-confirmed Salmonella cases who reported dining at Los Amigos Taqueria in Brighton before getting sick. 29 of the Salmonella cases were Boston residents.
"DPH continues to receive reports of additional lab-confirmed and undiagnosed illnesses associated with the restaurant," a spokesperson for the state Department of Public Health said.
Los Amigos' Brighton and West Roxbury locations were shut down by the health department last week after their permit to operate was temporarily suspended.
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