Salmonella Lawyer

A Salmonella lawyer can help you get compensation for food poisoning and serious complications, including sepsis, meningitis, heart damage and pancreatitis. We are a food safety law firm that has won millions in lawsuits against restaurants and food companies, including $4.5 million for a woman who was sickened after eating at a national chain restaurant.

Breaking News: MOOO Restaurant in the XV Beacon Hotel in Boston Possible Source of Salmonella Outbreak

Our national food safety law firm was contacted on February 9, 2017, by a person who was diagnosed with a Salmonella infection after eating at the MOOO…. (ellipses are part of the name) restaurant located in Boston’s XV Beacon Hotel, and attorneys Ryan Osterholm and Brendan Flaherty are representing this person. There are at least 7 others from Massachusetts who are part of the outbreak associated with eating at this restaurant. It is possible that people from other states were also sickened in this outbreak. If you were sickened, contact our law firm for a free consultation.
I Want to Sue for Salmonella from Food

Can I Sue for Salmonella Food Poisoning?

You may have the right to sue if the following applies:

  1. you have been diagnosed with salmonellosis; and
  2. there is sufficient evidence connecting your illness to a food product or location (restaurant, for example).

The legal claims in every Salmonella poisoning lawsuit are based on the following theories of recovery:

  • Strict liability – Products sold are not supposed to cause harm.
  • Negligence – Sellers of food at every level are supposed to use reasonable care to ensure the safety of the food.
  • Breach of warranty – Sellers of food warrant that it is fit to eat.

Do I Need a Salmonella Lawyer?

These cases depend on microbiologic and statistical evidence. Our lawyers are some of the few in the nation who have won Salmonella food poisoning cases using this evidence. We highly recommend you hire a lawyer who has experience with outbreak investigations and litigation.

“Our law firm’s Bad Bug Law Team represents food poisoning victims nationwide. The insurance companies involved in outbreaks know us, and they know we can’t be fooled into accepting bad settlements.” — Attorney Fred Pritkzer

Bad Bug Law Team

You Should Get Compensation for Illness from Food Contaminated with Feces (Poop)

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. Companies that handle food are required to take measures to prevent contamination and to detect contamination before food is sold to consumers. When that does not happen, people get sick. It is our job as Salmonella attorneys to hold companies liable for selling contaminated food.

Although the number of salmonellosis cases reported in the U.S. annually is about 40,000, it is estimated that up to four million infections occur in this nation each year because mild cases are often not reported or diagnosed.

What is Salmonella?

The term Salmonella actually refers to a group of bacteria, many of which cause diarrheal illness (salmonellosis) in animals and humans. There are many different kinds of this bacteria. S. Typhimurium (or .Typhi) can cause the illness typhoid. The illness caused by other types, including S. Enteritidis, which is common in the U.S., is called salmonellosis.


Complications of salmonellosis include the following:

  • Dehydration;
  • Bacteremia – life threatening infection of the blood that can infect the brain (meningitis), heart (endocarditis), bones (osteomyelitis), and other parts of the body, resulting in sepsis;
  • Colitis;
  • Reactive Arthritis – eye irritation, painful urination, painful joints and other sources of pain;
  • Meningitis – brain infection;
  • Wrongful Death.


  1. MOOO…. Restaurant in the XV Beacon Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts: Our law firm is representing a man sickened in this 2017 outbreak. At least 15 other people in Massachusetts may have been sickened, and, given this is a hotel restaurant, people in other states may have also been sickened.
  2. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Phoenix: Attorneys Ryan Osterholm and Brendan Flaherty filed a lawsuit against Pappas Restaurants, Inc., owner of Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2016. The suit was filed on behalf of a woman who got sick after eating at the restaurant. Ryan and Brendan are also representing other people sickened in the outbreak.
  3. Wonderful Pistachios: Our law firm filed the first lawsuit against Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds LLC in March of 2016. If you became ill after eating pistachios between December 12, 2015 and February 9, 2016, you should contact Brendan Flaherty and Ryan Osterholm, our lead lawyers for this suit, to find out if you have the right to sue for compensation and, if so, what you need to do to secure your rights.
  4. Cucumber Lawsuit Update: Our law firm has filed a lawsuit against Red Lobster and Anderson & Williamson Fresh Produce (A&W) on behalf of a child sickened in an outbreak of S. Poona linked to cucumbers imported from Mexico. We are also representing others sickened and preparing to file additional lawsuits. We are a national food safety law firm that represents people throughout the U.S. Andrew & Williamson does business with the following (and other businesses): Olive Garden, Red Lobster, The Capital Grille, Costco, Walmart, Kroger, Safeway, HEB, United and Save Mart.
  5. Outbreak Associated with Chipotle: Attorney Ryan Osterholm has filed a lawsuit against Chipotle. The suit alleges that this case is part of an outbreak of illnesses associated with eating at one of 17 Chipotle restaurants in Minnesota. There are over 50 confirmed cases in Minnesota, and there may be cases in other states. We are offering a free consultation to anyone who ate at a Chipotle restaurant and was then diagnosed with salmonellosis.
  6. CoV in Wayzata: Last month there was an outbreak of S. Virchow at CoV Wayzata. Nine cases were identified, 7 of them confirmed with laboratory testing. All the cases ate there on either Aug 4th (4 of the people sickened) or Aug 5th (5 of those sickened). Lobster guacamole was the only food associated with illness. The Minnesota Department of Health did an environmental health assessment and identified a number of issues related to cross-contamination and temperature abuse. (As of the date this was written, September 22, 2015, we have been contacted by one of the people and are just starting our independent investigation.)
  7. Fig & Olive in Washington D.C.: We are representing people who were diagnosed with Salmonella after allegedly eating at a Fig & Olive in Washington D.C. Our lawyers are investigating these illness and preparing to file suit.
  8. Fig & Olive on Melrose in West Hollywood, CA: We have been contacted by people sickened after eating at the Fig & Olive located at 8490 Melrose Pl, West Hollywood, California. Ryan has started an independent investigation. These illnesses are most likely related to the DC illnesses, and the source may be truffle oil made by the restaurant.

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