Can I Sue a Company for Wrongful Death if My Loved One Died of Listeriosis?

Yes, if your loved one died from a Listeria infection, called listeriosis, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. If there is evidence connecting the illness to a food product, a wrongful death claim allows the family to sue corporate wrongdoers for compensation called “money damages.”

Please consider the following:

  1. Are you the spouse or “next of kin” of the person who died?
  2. Was the person who died diagnosed with listeriosis, the illness caused by eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes?
  3. Is there evidence connecting the illness to a food product?

If you answered yes to all three questions, you may have a claim. Please contact our Listeria Team for a free consultation. We represent clients nationwide and we don’t get paid unless we win.

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Listeria Monocytogenes
CDC illustration of Listeria.

Listeriosis is fatal in about 25 percent cases and preventable in 100 percent of them. It is the duty of every food company to use good sanitation and perform adequate testing when making their products. Our Listeria lawyers help families hold corporate wrongdoers accountable.

Why Can a Listeria Infection Be Fatal?

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that causes this severe illness because the infection often involves multiple organs and its complications, including meningitis -an infection of the lining of the brain, can be fatal.

$6 Million Settlement for Listeriosis Wrongful Death

Lawyer Fred Pritzker
Attorney Fred Pritzker

Attorney Fred Pritzker and his team won a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit against a company that had sold food contaminated with Listeria. We represented three families: a couple who lost their unborn twins; another couple whose pregnancy was terminated; and the family of an elderly man who died from meningitis and other complications.

“All of our cases were part of an outbreak and all of them involved the loss of life,” said Listeria Lawyer Fred Pritzker. “Although the outbreak was quickly uncovered, there were legal issues regarding the source of the outbreak. Our litigation team worked hard for two years to get our clients compensation. Our cases settled shortly before trial.”