While the symptoms typically dissipate over two or three days, Mobley's case was extreme. She reportedly started vomiting shortly after lunch, and wound up in the ICU for eight days -- two of which required her to use a ventilator to breathe. Mobley suffers from pre-existing health conditions that exacerbated her plight, according to the report.
"I remember going, 'I've never even heard of this,'" her lawyer Kathryn Knotts told the paper. "[Mobley] wasn't sure what could even really be done, she just wanted this to not continue to happen to other people."
While Mobley's purported bout with extreme food poisoning is the subject of her suit, the buffet's owner, Huanan Ye, said she doesn't have sufficient evidence to press charges.