Mama Thai, the casual restaurant on Madison Street known for its authentic Thai menu, is facing a lawsuit for serving contaminated food to a customer in August 2013, according to a report from Cook County Record.
Natalie Zaldivar officially filed the lawsuit on Friday, Aug. 14 citing negligence on behalf of Mama Thai. Zaldivar claims that the restaurant served her a contaminated meal that led her to become very ill. She also claims that she continues to suffer from symptoms today, according to the report.
Mama Thai currently holds a 3.5/5 star review on Yelp and a 4/5 star rating on Google Reviews. Out of 23 Google Reviews, most users who had a positive experience at the restaurant claim that the staff was friendly and the food was enjoyable. Those who commented negatively about the restaurant cited bland food but nothing about negligence.
Zaldivar is seeking $50,000 plus costs for experiencing severe illness and extensive personal injuries. The claim cites that Mama Thai did not inspect the quality of the food served, which is the responsibility of the restaurant under USDA safety code, according to the claim.