An Illinois man has filed suit against the Mexican Restaurant thought to be the source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens in the state in June of this year. Quinten Hayley of Lombard, IL is seeking damages from Los Burritos Mexicanos, Inc., located in Lombard, where he allegedly contracted an E. coli infection that left him hospitalized for four days. The restaurant was linked to an E. coli outbreak that’s thought to have sickened at least 31 people to date. A total of 10 victims have been hospitalized, and at least one of these patients developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a complication of E. coli infection characterized by kidney failure. Mr. Hayley began experiencing “severe gastrointestinal symptoms” on June 10, three days after eating at the restaurant on June 7, according to the complaint. On June 11, Mr. Hayley, age 20, was admitted to the hospital, where he was given pain medication and IV fluids. He remained in the hospital until June 14, and has continued to experience symptoms of the illness since his release, according to the complaint. A stool sample taken while Mr. Hayley was hospitalized was later confirmed to have contained the strain of E. coli O157:H7 linked to the outbreak. Los Burritos was closed June 14 after public health officials determined that four confirmed E. coli cases were linked to the eatery. The establishment reopened the first week in July after the facility was sanitized and employees received special food safety training. The law firms Marler Clark — publisher of Food Safety News — and Newland & Newland filed suit in Dupage County court Tuesday on behalf of Mr. Hayley. On June 20, a Lombard woman also filed suit against the Mexican eatery. Elizabeth Bernardi allegedly contracted an E. coli illness after eating at Los Burritos. She was hospitalized for 5 days as a result of her infection. Ms. Bernardi is also represented by Marler Clark and Newland & Newland.