Federico's Mexican Food Sued Over "Bloody Diarrhea Outbreak"
Well, that didn't take long -- a lawsuit already has been filed against Federico's Mexican Food, which county health officials said was the source of a "bloody diarrhea outbreak" in the West Valley.
According to the latest count from Maricopa County Public Health, 33 people were sickened and 15 of those people landed in a hospital.
The outbreak only came from one Federico's location -- the one in Litchfield Park -- and health officials attribute it to a certain kind of E. coli bacteria.
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One person, Bryan Clayton, ate at the location on July 27 and 29. He's the one suing.
Clayton had chicken on both occasions, first in tacos, then in a burrito, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit contends Clayton was hospitalized on August 1 with "grossly bloody bouts of diarrhea," and remained hospitalized as the lawsuit was filed on August 5.
Clayton's seeking damages to be determined at trial.
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