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Newland & Newland, LLP Files Lawsuit Against Cracker Barrel After Illinois Woman Finds Parasitic Worms in Food

Arlington Heights Food Poisoning Lawyer

A woman allegedly found numerous small worms inside the fish filets she was eating at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in Gurnee, Illinois. Plaintiff Laura Sullivan had been visiting the chain restaurant when she allegedly discovered that the catfish she had already begun eating was filled with live parasitic worms. Her complaint alleges that she felt something moving in her mouth and simultaneously spotted movement on her plate. Sullivan became severely ill and suffered emotional distress. Newland & Newland, LLP is representing the plaintiff in Case # 23LA00000191 in Lake County, Illinois.

Sullivan’s complaint has raised multiple tort claims incorporating product liability, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The complaint states that Cracker Barrel allegedly served an unreasonably dangerous food product and that it did so out of carelessness toward the health and safety of its customers. Sullivan was treated for her food poisoning in two separate hospitals and continues to suffer severe anxiety related to eating.

The damages demanded in this case exceed the sum of $50,000 to cover Sullivan’s medical costs in addition to compensating her for her serious emotional distress. Evidence used to support Sullivan’s claims include a shocking photograph of the worms allegedly found inside the catfish filets. Documentation of her hospital care, including two emergency room visits, will be used to support the sum demanded.

Newland & Newland, LLP Offers Curbside Estate Plan Signings During the COVID-19 Crisis

Lake County Estate Planning lawyersMany people need legal services more than ever right now, but providing these services during a pandemic can be challenging. The law firm of Newland & Newland, LLP has found a safe way to deliver services so that clients can feel safe.

Due to the health concerns that are affecting everyone in the United States, it is more important than ever for people to have a proper estate plan in place. This may include a will, living trust, power of attorney for property, and power of attorney for health care.

Stephen Newland, a partner at Newland & Newland, LLP, explained, “Many clients want to make sure they have a proper estate plan right now, but they are understandably concerned about needing to go to a lawyer’s office to complete this process, and they do not want anyone outside of their family to come into their homes. We listened to our clients and came up with a process that they feel very comfortable with.”

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