Food Poisoning in a Charlotte Restaurant: New Inspection Shows ‘Disgusting’ Health Violations in Local Restaurants

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Foodborne illnesses affect one in six Americans every year, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that 48 million people in the U.S. get sick due to one or another of 31 pathogens.

chefs-at-work-Charlotte-Lake-Norman-Monroe-Personal-Injury-Lawyer-300x197Pathogens are common in most foods sold in grocery stores and served in restaurants, but proper cleaning and cooking practices eliminate most of those pathogens to make the product safe to consume.

When you eat out at restaurants, you expect chefs and staff members to follow prescribed food preparation standards to make sure that their meals are free of contaminants and are safe to eat.

Unfortunately, not everyone is following appropriate safety protocols when it comes to cleaning, preparing, and cooking foods. The latest report by WCNC shows “disgusting health violations” found in restaurants across Charlotte.

If you developed severe illness, foodborne disease, or food poisoning as a result of eating contaminated or otherwise unsafe foods in a restaurant, contact our Charlotte personal injury attorney. Here at Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our lawyers will help you establish elements of a personal injury claim if you suffered harm after eating out at a Charlotte restaurant.


Inspection Shows Health Violations in Charlotte Restaurants

If you have dinner reservations but have no plans eating a chicken salad that is nearly two weeks old, we suggest you read the latest report of restaurant health inspection scores in Charlotte.

As reported by WCNC, a new health inspection found “disgusting health violations” in several Charlotte restaurants. Some of these violations could make patrons and consumers sick, while others could result in food poisoning and foodborne disease.

Urban Cookhouse on East Woodlawn Road scored 86 out of 100 due to serving a chicken salad that was 11 days old. The Charlotte restaurant also had gnats flying all over the kitchen and a dirty ice machine.

The inspection found hand-washing violations in Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road after someone in the kitchen was caught handling fish with their bare hands. Aside from this violation, the fish was re-cooked, and there was a dirty ice machine.

The Morazan Bar and Grill on Central Avenue received a score of 90 for having cooked shrimp that did not have a date marked on it. Besides, the ice machine had a black soil residue.


Symptoms and Forms of Food Poisoning

If you have eaten contaminated food in a restaurant, you may experience the following symptoms of food poisoning:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe cramps
  • Stomach pain
  • Fever
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Blood in your stool or urine

Forms of food poisoning and foodborne illnesses include:

  • Salmonella
  • Hepatitis A
  • Campylobacter enteritis
  • E. Coli
  • Listeria
  • Norovirus

Get Compensated for Food Poisoning in a Charlotte Restaurant

Here at Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our personal injury attorneys can help if your foodborne illness or food poisoning was caused by the negligence of another person or restaurant staff. Food poisoning can lead to serious health complications and even cause wrongful death, which is why you deserve compensation for your medical expenses and other financial losses related to eating contaminated food in a restaurant.

Speak with a Charlotte personal injury attorney to discuss the restaurant’s liability in your case. Consult with us regarding your food poisoning for free by calling 704-370-2828 or fill out our contact form. Now taking cases throughout North Carolina with offices in Uptown Charlotte, Mooresville and our new location in Monroe.







The skilled personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are dedicated to maximizing the financial recovery and obtaining justice for every personal injury client injured by another party’s negligence. The issues our personal injury clients may be facing include, but are not limited to, slip and fall injuries, wrongful death, product liability, catastrophic injuries, dog bite claims, car and truck accident injuries, motorcycle injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), nursing home negligence, spinal cord injury, boating accidents, and defective medical device injury. Our personal injury attorneys understand the devastating impact such an injury can have on a person’s life, and that the effects so often go beyond physical pain and suffering. The personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are dedicated to helping clients determine the strength of their claims, and to aggressively pursuing the means necessary to achieve the best possible end result for each client’s particular situation.





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