NE Couple Wins $11.37-Million Judgment in Salmonella Case

October 30, 2015

Back in October 2010, Chris and Heather Gage were 120 miles away from their home in Bridgeport, NE, and decided to dine at the Old Country Buffet in Cheyenne, WY. Chris Gage was medically compromised going into the restaurant, but when he left, he was infected with Salmonella bacteria, which left him forever damaged.

Gage’s reaction to the pathogen was extreme, and he and his wife went on to sue the Old Country Buffet (now known as Ovation Brands) in 2014. This past week, the couple won an approximately $11.37-million judgment against the defendants in Wyoming federal court.

This case was unusual…