Deadline nearing for hundreds sickened at Summerville restaurant ‘La Carreta’ to join class action lawsuit

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCBD) – A deadline for June is close to taking part in the class action lawsuit against Summerville’s ‘La Carreta’ restaurant. According to the lawsuit, nearly 300 people contracted norovirus – food poisoning – after eating at the restaurant between November and December 2018.

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A preliminary settlement has been reached requiring La Carreta to pay up to $ 1 million in damages to those who suffered from food poisoning after eating at the restaurant during the set period.

As part of the proposed settlement, “each class member filed an application in November and December 2018 and submitted evidence of medical treatment related to food consumption at La Carreta Restaurant at 1580 Old Trolley Road, A, Summerville, SC 29485, im November and December 2018 will receive the higher of (a) three times the number of medical bills submitted, or (b) $ 5,000.00. ”

Also, “Any class member who makes a claim but fails to provide evidence of medical treatment must (1) provide proof of purchase and a signed affidavit (example on the application website at https://summervillefoodpoisoning.com/). Confirmation of the contraction of the class member for gastrointestinal disorders or (2) a complaint filed with the DHEC with the applicant’s contact information and a signed affidavit regarding gastrointestinal problems. Each Class Member meeting the requirements set out in this paragraph will receive the lesser of: (a) their pro-rata portion of the amount remaining after all other claims and expenses have been paid; or (b) $ 1,000.00. In other words, eligible class members with no evidence of medical treatment will receive up to $ 1,000.00. “

Those who wish to join the lawsuit should file a claim on or before June 1, 2021 at the address below.

Suzanne Klok, Esq.
Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 2512
Mount Pleasant, SC 29465
Claimsadministrator@kloklaw.com
(843) 375-1261

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