Evergreens Salad sued by customer for E. coli outbreak

SEATTLE – A lawsuit has been filed against a popular Seattle salad restaurant after a dozen people got sick in the E. coli outbreak last month.

The victim who filed the suit says she ate at the Evergreens restaurant in Pioneer Square in Seattle in early November, and she says she’s still recovering from severe symptoms.

She is suing for damages and medical costs after being treated at an urgent care clinic and visiting the emergency room.

Last week the FDA announced it was investigating two other E. coli outbreaks, one linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, Calif. and another traced back to salad kits.

Evergreens has released the following statement in response to the outbreak:

We are sorry to hear of any customer who may have been affected.  We remain committed to assisting both the Community and the Health Department and have set up a Toll- Free Number specifically to be of assistance to any who have issues or concerns – 1-877-394-4146.  We understand the Health Department and the FDA will need time to complete the science on this investigation and we want to continue to be supportive.