13-year old Katelyn Carlson died after eating Chinese food. The girl is believed
to have gone into an anaphylactic shock after having eaten the food ordered
from Chinese Inn restaurant in Niles.
Lab tests on the food have confirmed that the food had trace amounts of
peanut products and Katelyn had an acute peanut allergy. Despite making explicit
requests that peanuts or peanut products like sauces or oils should not be used
in any of the food preparations, the restaurant failed to do so, due to which
the Carlson Family has decided to sue the restaurant.
The father of the deceased is seeking more than 100,000 US Dollars in
damages from the Chinese restaurant.