Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits

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Salmonella Typhimurium invading cultured human cells - microscope viewFoodborne disease outbreaks are a serious concern. Consumers have a right to expect that the products they purchase are fit to eat and will not cause them harm, and that the companies and places they buy these products from are using the highest of food safety standards.

When companies do not adhere to these standards, especially those set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), their negligence puts consumers at an unnecessary risk. According to the CDC, more than 1.35 million Salmonella infections in the United States each year result in over 26,000 hospitalizations and over 400 deaths annually.

Frequently Asked Questions About Salmonella Poisoning

What is salmonella poisoning?

Salmonella poisoning is a bacterial disease of the intestinal tract. Also known as salmonellosis, it is a “stomach bug” that is usually acquired through the consumption of contaminated food or water. It is often categorized as gastroenteritis.

Is salmonella dangerous?

According to the Mayo Clinic, some people recover from salmonella-induced food poisoning within a few days after experiencing diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. Others, however, can require intense medical attention due to severe dehydration, or because the infection spread beyond the intestines (bacteremia). Some varieties of salmonella can result in typhoid fever, and experts have also found that people infected are at a higher risk of developing both Reiter’s syndrome (reactive arthritis) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Can I sue for salmonella?

You can file a salmonella lawsuit if you have been diagnosed with salmonellosis, and the source of your illness can be linked directly to a product so that a company – such as producer, distributor, restaurant, etc. – can be held responsible.

What are some other known salmonella outbreaks?

Red Onions on a table - a primary cause of a salmonella outbreakThere were widespread salmonella outbreaks in both 2012 and 2018. Past product categories have included (but are not limited to):

  • Onion
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Poultry
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Chicken Salad (Triple T Specialty Meats/Fairway Supermarket)
  • Raw Scraped Ground Tuna Product (Moon Marine USA Corporation)

What should I do next?

If you or a loved one has been infected with salmonella poisoning from the recent onion-related outbreak, contact the dedicated New York attorneys at Belluck & Fox as soon as possible. As with all lawsuits, it is important to act fast to avoid lapsing a statute of limitations. Our expert lawyers will provide a free consultation and explore your legal and compensation options.