Lawyers Instructed Regarding Illness Potentially Linked To Woks Cooking Takeaway In Kirkby

Victim Of Suspected Salmonella Outbreak Contacts Experts


Specialist illness lawyers, who have helped hundreds of victims of outbreaks in the UK and abroad to gain justice regarding such problems, have been instructed in relation to a suspected Salmonella outbreak in Kirkby, Liverpool.

Knowsley Council is believed to be investigating the problems and the Council has been reported to have stated that the outbreak has been linked to Woks Cooking on Richard Hesketh Drive, Kirkby.

Up to 14 people are believed to have been affected by the problems, with some also requiring hospital treatment due to the severity of the gastric illness symptoms which they have suffered. Authorities closed the takeaway on 23 July 2014 following an Emergency Prohibition Order.

Irwin Mitchell’s illness experts have now been contacted by a victim affected by the outbreak to help them investigate the source of the problems and gain justice regarding what he has been through.

The specialist team has vast experience in representing victims of outbreaks of Salmonella and other gastric illnesses at restaurants, food outlets and holiday resorts both in the UK and abroad, notably acting for dozens of victims of a Salmonella outbreak linked to the Street Spice food festival in Newcastle in 2013. They also act for a child who contracted E. Coli after visiting a petting farm in East Yorkshire.
Expert Opinion
We have now been contacted by one person who has been affected by this alleged outbreak.

“The illness described to us by our client is concerning, and it is particularly worrying that these issues have emerged so soon after reports that more than 100 people have been affected by a separate E. Coli outbreak in Nottingham.

“In terms of the issues in Kirkby, we have seen a number of instances in the past where Salmonella has had a major impact on sufferers. Such problems can often lead to the development of long-term health conditions from which sufferers may never fully recover.

“We welcome the steps taken regarding this outbreak in Kirkby and we hope that investigations can be completed quickly to provide comprehensive answers regarding the source and cause of the outbreak."
Amandeep Dhillon, Partner