You Can Sue Schnucks for E. coli Food Poisoning
(Please note that this outbreak is over. If you believe you were sickened after eating food purchased from Schnucks, contact our law firm to find out if you can sue this grocery store for food poisoning.)
In 2011, there was an E. coli outbreak in the St. Louis, Missouri area associated with eating food from a Schnucks salad bar. This is information about that outbreak.
The St. Louis E. coli outbreak sickened people in the following Missouri counties: St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, and St. Clair County.
As of November 1, 2011, investigators have discovered that 85% of patients who reported shopping at Schnuck’s stores also reported obtaining food from the salad bar. Investigators have not determined which food or foods from the salad bar sickened the E. coli victims. Investigators are collecting environmental samples from plants that processed Schnucks salad bar items: lettuce, spinach, strawberries, dressings, and bags of salad mix (mixed greens). These plants are not owned by Schnucks, and some of them are not located in Missouri.
Even if the food source is not found, there is enough evidence for some of the E. coli victims to sue Schnucks.
Several people have been hospitalized with severe dehydration, abdominal cramps, and other symptoms of E. coli. In addition, some victims of this outbreak have developed serious complications of E. coli, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), which can cause kidney failure, stroke, heart attacks, and brain injuries.
Schnucks and the responsible supplier need to be held accountable with an E. coli lawsuit if you or your child are sickened.