It’s called salmonellosis, a bacterial infection caused by eating food contaminated by the germ Salmonella.
The most common source of illness is food that has been contaminated with fecal matter from infected people or animals. People who come into contact with contaminated food, or surfaces contaminated food has touched, only need a few cells of Salmonella bacterium to become infected. Companies that produce and handle food are required to take measures to prevent contamination and to detect contamination before food is sold to consumers. When these measure are not taken, or are done incorrectly, people get sick. It is our job to hold companies responsible the contaminated food they sell.
Although the number of cases formally reported in the U.S. is about 40,000 per year, it is estimated that 1.2 million cases cause illness and as many as four million infections may be occurring every year that are not reported or diagnosed.
Your settlement should include amounts for serious complications, like meningitis (brain infection), sepsis, heart damage, pancreatitis, and severe colitis (requiring surgery called a colectomy).
We’re lawyers representing people and families harmed by Salmonella.
If you or a family member has been seriously sickened by salmonellosis, it’s very likely that you’ve never been through something like this before. You need to know if you have a case and what to expect if you decide to go forward with a claim. We can help. 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.
You also have a lot of bills from this ordeal and you’re worried about whether you’ll have enough money to protect your future. We understand. We’ve helped thousands of people harmed by foodborne illness and have a tremendous record of success winning Salmonella cases.
You need a lawyer who cares about you as human being.
With empathy, understanding and a willingness to listen, we guide you through the confusion and uncertainty you’re experiencing. It’s the most rewarding part of what we do: helping people successfully move on with their lives.
There is no substitute for intelligence and experience with cases just like yours.
That’s why we’ve been able to collect hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of foodborne illness, including groundbreaking Salmonella recoveries against large corporate wrongdoers. That’s also why we’re asked to speak about foodborne illness litigation at leading universities including Harvard and Cornell, quoted in leading newspapers including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal and appear in television news programs pertaining to Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens.