On July 10, 2015, food poisoning lawyer Ron Simon of Houston-based food safety law firm, Ron Simon & Associates, filed a wrongful death lawsuit originating from Salmonella-contaminated food served at the Tarheel Q restaurant in Lexington, North Carolina.
Along with local counsel Martin & Van Hoy, LLP, attorney Ron Simon filed the lawsuit against the restaurant on behalf of the Estate of George Allen. Mr. Allen dined at Tarheel Q on June 16th and fell ill the following days. On June 23rd, doctors admitted him to Davis Regional Medical Center, where he tested positive for Salmonella. A few days after his admission, Mr. Allen’s condition improved, but on June 26th, his health took a devastating turn for the worse and he began to experience renal failure. His condition rapidly deteriorated and on June 27th, he passed away from acute renal failure due to Salmonella poisoning. Mr. Allen was 94 years old at the time of his death.
As of July 13, 2015, 276 cases of illness associated with eating food from Tarheel Q have been identified. Updates on the outbreak can be found on the NC Department of Health and Human Services website. To date, George Allen is the only confirmed death related to the Tarheel Q Salmonella outbreak.
Salmonella attorney Ron Simon and his law firm have established a Tarheel Q Salmonella Claims Center to assist victims of the outbreak. The Claims Center can be reached toll-free at 1 (888) 335-4901.