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.

Free Case EvaluationWhat is Salmonella?

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

SalmonellaSalmonella Poisoning Lawsuit

“Our Salmonella litigation team is one of only a few in the country that represents Salmonella victims nationwide. The insurance companies involved in outbreaks know us and know we can’t be fooled into accepting bad settlements.” — Attorney Fred Pritkzer

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. Food contaminated with Salmonella is not fit to eat.

The most common source of Salmonella poisoning to you and your family is the feces of infected people or animals. People who come into contact with stool need only pick up a few of the Salmonella bacteria to become infected. Salmonella is found in many other environments as well, including uncooked meat, soil and water. 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 food contaminated with Salmonella.

Although the number of Salmonella infection (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.


Complications of a 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;
  • Salmonella Colitis;
  • Reactive Arthritis – eye irritation, painful urination, painful joints and other sources of pain;
  • Salmonella Meningitis – brain infection;
  • Wrongful Death.

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Salmonella Outbreaks

  1. 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. The suit was filed on behalf of a woman who contracted a Salmonella infection after eating at the restaurant. Ryan and Brendan are also representing other people sickened in the outbreak.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Salmonella 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.
  4. Outbreak Associated with Chipotle: Attorney Ryan Osterholm has filed a lawsuit against Chipotle for alleged Salmonella food poisoning. 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.
  5. CoV in Wayzata: Last month there was an outbreak of Salmonella 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.)
  6. 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.
  7. 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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Additional Information

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