January 24, 2018 — A woman who was sickened with Norovirus after eating at El Toro Mexican restaurant in Tacoma, Washington has become the first victim to file a lawsuit out of 434 people who fell ill.
The lawsuit was filed by Ericka Cecchi in Pierce County Superior Court. She claims she was infected with Norovirus after eating at chips, salsa, and a steak fajita at El Toro Mexican on January 2.
She began experiencing the symptoms of food poisoning a few days later, such as nausea and cramps. The symptoms worsened and she began vomiting, with fever, chills, and a headache.
After visiting a doctor, she tested positive for Norovirus, according to the lawsuit. The symptoms persisted for 10 days.
The outbreak of Norovirus at the Tacoma El Toro has been confirmed by laboratory testing by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
Another outbreak is suspected at the El Toro in University Place, but it has not been confirmed. Health officials reported that both restaurants were closed for sanitization and they have re-opened.
At least 391 people were infected with Norovirus after eating at the El Toro restaurant in Tacoma. Another 15 illnesses have been linked to the El Toro restaurant in University Place.
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