Salmonella poisoning is a life-threatening food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with salmonella bacteria, which may cause severe illness and hospitalization. Our food safety attorneys are investigating recent outbreaks of salmonella across the U.S. for food poisoning victims.
If you or a loved one has been affected by salmonella poisoning, contact us immediately. There is no obligation, and we don’t get paid unless we win.
Symptoms of Salmonella Food Poisoning
Symptoms of salmonella food poisoning include:
- Abdominal Cramps
- Blood in the stool
Pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems are more likely to suffer more serious illnesses as a result of salmonella contamination. Vegetables, meat, dairy products, and processed foods can be contaminated with bacteria.
Causes of Salmonella Food Poisoning
The most common source of illness is food contaminated with the feces of infected people or animals. People who come into contact with stool need only pick up a few cells of Salmonella bacterium to become infected.
The most commonly infected foods are:
- Raw meat, poultry, and seafood. Feces may contaminate raw meat and poultry during the butchering process. Seafood may be contaminated if harvested from contaminated water.
- Raw eggs. While an egg’s shell may seem to be a perfect barrier to contamination, some infected chickens produce eggs that contain salmonella before the shell is even formed. Raw eggs are used in homemade versions of mayonnaise and hollandaise sauce.
- Fruits and vegetables. Some fresh produce, especially imported varieties, may be hydrated in the field or washed during processing with water contaminated with salmonella. Contamination also can occur in the kitchen, when juices from raw meat and poultry come into contact with uncooked foods such as salads.
Companies that handle food are required to take measures to prevent and detect contamination before food is sold to consumers. When that does not happen, people get sick. It is our job to hold these negligent companies accountable for selling contaminated food.
Get the Help You Deserve
Food poisoning settlements should compensate those affected for serious complications such as meningitis (brain infection), sepsis, heart damage, pancreatitis, and severe colitis.
The experienced food safety attorneys at Cory Watson have recovered more than $3 Billion for clients across the country. We pursue maximum compensation and justice for you, so you can concentrate on your health.