Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Oct. 30, 2013, 1:30pm

A Maryville restaurant blamed for a customer’s food poisoning has denied the allegations against it and demanded a trial by jury.

Defendant B.S. Boogie’s Midwest LLC filed its answer on Oct. 22, through attorneys James L. Craney and Jennifer B. Pigeon of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith in Edwardsville.

According to the complaint filed Aug. 22, Heather Kujawa claims she ate a pork sandwich at the restaurant on Oct. 5, 2012, and later began to experience abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting.

Kujawa was allegedly hospitalized at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis from Oct. 7 until Oct. 9, 2012, where she was diagnosed with Shiga toxin and E. Coli.

She blames the defendant for negligently selling an unreasonably dangerous sandwich contaminated with E. Coli.

The defendant filed affirmative defenses claiming the plaintiff is at fault for her injuries, blaming her for failing to seek timely or proper medical treatment and consuming other foods or liquids which should reasonably have been avoided.

Kujawa seeks a judgment of more than $100,000.

Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian scheduled a case management conference for Nov. 20 at 9 a.m.

Dominc Kujawa of Belleville is representing the plaintiff.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 13-L-1416

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