Old South Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak LawsuitsThe South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) was notified of a potential foodborne illness outbreak in Kershaw County on Sunday, May 22, 2005. DHEC began an investigation into the outbreak and quickly identified the Old South Restaurant in Camden as a potential source. DHEC issued a statewide advisory about the outbreak after people who had eaten at the restaurant and then traveled large distances became ill with Salmonella infections.
As of May 27, 263 people reported having symptoms of Salmonella infection after eating at Old South. At least fifty people were hospitalized with Salmonella infections, and one man died from cardiac arrhythmia after suffering from complications related to Salmonella poisoning.
Marler Clark filed a Salmonella lawsuit against Old South on June 1, 2005. The firm has since resolved the claims of several people who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating at Old South.
More about the Old South Salmonella outbreak can be found on the Marler Clark-sponsored site about Salmonella.