Campylobacter Lawyers Can Help You Sue for a Money Settlement

Our Campylobacter Lawyers Win Financial Settlements

Our Campylobacter Legal Team has won millions for people sickened by food. Our lawyers represented a man who was paralyzed after drinking contaminated raw milk. This client’s infection developed into Guillain-Barrè syndrome (GBS). Our team sued a dairy and grocery store, winning a multimillion-dollar settlement for this client and his wife.

Current Investigations include:

Rediviva Restaurant – Aberdeen, Washington

Contaminated chicken liver served at Rediviva restaurant on February 26th, 2020 has been linked to a suspected 25 cases of Campylobacter poisoning.

Swan Brothers Raw Milk – Oklahoma

Raw milk (milk that has not undergone pasteurization) sold by Claremore, Oklahoma based Swan Brothers Dairy has been linked multiple cases of Campylobacter since April 9th, 2020.

Free Campylobacter Case Evaluation

Fred Pritzker is one of our lead lawyers for these cases. You can contact Fred and our team for a free case evaluation using the contact form below.

We are not paid unless you win. Submitting this form does not create an attorney-client relationship.

What is Campylobacter?

CampylobacterCampylobacter is the name of a genus of a spiral-shaped bacteria found primarily in the intestines of birds–especially poultry–and other animals. Many birds can carry these bacteria without becoming ill. It is estimated that nearly half of all chicken meat in the U.S. has some of this bacteria on it. Untreated water can also be contaminated from animal or human feces.

This bacteria causes campylobacteriosis, which is characterized by diarrheal illness (gastroenteritis), usually accompanied by fever, and abdominal cramps. In rare cases, the patient can develop Guillain-Barré syndrome, a severe illness that can lead to paralysis and death.

Fortunately, this pathogen has difficulty surviving when exposed to air. Since they require low levels of oxygen to thrive, many infections are prevented by exposing contaminated surfaces to fresh air. Their fragility is not only characterized by its intolerance for oxygen; this bacteria can also be killed by drying, heating, disinfectants, and acidic conditions. However, only a relatively small number of organisms–as few as 500–can cause an infection in humans. One drop of contaminated raw chicken juice would be enough to infect someone.

Campylobacter Symptoms

Symptoms occur from 1 to 10 days after infection. The first ones to appear are:

  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Fever.

These symptoms are followed by:

  • Watery or Bloody Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea.

The first symptoms usually appear two to five days after initial infection. The illness usually only lasts a week to ten days, but relapses several days later occur in as many as one in four of all cases.

Complications

Risks and serious complications include, but are not limited to, the following:

Our Campylobacter Lawyers Will Protect Your Legal Rights

To protect your legal rights, it is important that you are diagnosed with Campylobacter and that further testing is done to get a genetic fingerprint of the specific bacteria that made you sick. This is done with pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and whole genome sequencing (WGS).

A clinical diagnosis requires laboratory testing of a stool sample. Because these bacteria only survive and proliferate under specific conditions, isolating the organism from a stool sample is difficult, but most labs are able to test for it.

Usually a working diagnosis is based on the symptoms of diarrheal illness and the time of onset, as well as the length of the illness. The symptoms most doctors look for are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, and a headache lasting for about a week.

More Information

Results

$45

Million

We obtained this settlement for a person with severe injuries.

$45

Million

Our clients were injured by an over-the-counter medication.

$10

Million

Our client was burned and suffered a TBI in a gas explosion.

$9.5

Million

Our client suffered burn injuries in a factory explosion

 

Law Firm Awards

How Can Our Lawyers Help You?

  1-888-377-8900 (Toll Free) |     [email protected]

We are not paid unless you win. Submitting this form does not create an attorney-client relationship.