Do I Have a Salmonella Case?

If you have been diagnosed with a Salmonella infection and there is evidence connecting your illness to a food product or restaurant you can file a lawsuit.

Doctors usually confirm salmonellosis by testing a stool sample. The culture from your sample then undergoes genetic testing, either Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) or Whole GenomeSequencing (WGS), to identify its genetic “fingerprint.”

The fingerprint of the Salmonella strain that sickened you is then uploaded to PulseNet, the national sub typing network operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Matching fingerprints indicate a common source of contamination.

If you still have the food that made you sick, you should hold onto it so health officials can test it. You should also keep any receipts from grocery stores and restaurants that prove you purchased the food in question.

Wrongful Death from Salmonella

If your spouse, child or parent  suffered a wrongful death from a Salmonella infection you can file a lawsuit. These lawsuits can name grocery stores, restaurants,  or food processors, distributors and growers.

The Pritzker Hageman food safety legal team has successfully represented clients in almost every Salmonella outbreak over the past four decades.

Salmonella cases can be extremely complex. Our food safety attorneys have the experience to make sure these cases are handled correctly so our clients can get maximum compensation.

Our successes include a landmark $6.5 Million settlement for severe salmonella injuries.

Put our food safety lawyers to work for you. 

Call, email or text us – it’s absolutely free – and we’ll quickly be able to tell you if you have a case and explain the process of working with a lawyer and making a claim.