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IHOP Sued For 2008 Salmonella Outbreak

Attorney Dean Boyd Attorney Dean Boyd

By Megan Moore
NewsChannel 10

AMARILLO, TEXAS - After more than 100 salmonella poisonings, the IHOP on Western faces a lawsuit.

Philip Lamontagne is one of 16 people who filed the suit against IHOP. He took his future father in law there in the summer of 2008 for his birthday.

He says, "for about two weeks I was really sick. Fever, a lot, a lot of stomach problems."

Two years later, he still has flare ups.

Philip's lawyer says this never would have happened had IHOP employees washed their hands after using the bathroom.  The salmonella ended up in the syrup pitcher.

Attorney Dean Boyd says, "it's fairly disgusting."

Eleven IHOP employees tested positive for salmonella toxin and the restaurant shut down three times between July and September of 2008.

Ever since, both Boyd and Philip say IHOP has ignored them.  A trial is the last resort.

Boyd says "since IHOP won't talk to us, we need the jury to help decide what's fair."

Philip says, "I want them to be held accountable for what they've done."

Boyd says it comes down to one question: "how much money would I have to pay you to put you through this process?"

An IHOP spokesperson says he has not seen the filing, and cannot comment right now.

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