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Empire Kosher Chicken Salmonella Outbreak Ends, 25 Sick, 1 Dead

The Empire Kosher Chicken Salmonella Outbreak ended December 7, 2018, with 25 illnesses and one fatality. Six states reported illnesses linked to the consumption of Empire brand chicken sold whole and in parts. They are Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and…

Legionella
UW-Madison Hospital Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak: 11 Sick, 1 Dead

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the UW-Madison Hospital in Wisconsin has sickened 11 people, killing one of them. The outbreak, believed to be linked to the hospital’s hot water system, has affected patients admitted since October 31, 2018. The patient who died…

Baby Injured Lawsuit
Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension Recall

Tris Pharma, Inc., based in Monmouth Junction, NJ has issued an infant’s ibuprofen recall for three brands of concentrated oral suspension that may higher concentrations of ibuprofen than what is listed on the label. The recalled brands are: Equate, sold…

Romaine Lettuce E coli Outbreak
Romaine E. coli Outbreak Expands, 52 Sick, 2 with HUS Kidney Failure

The romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak has expanded to included 52 people in 15 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Nineteen people have suffered such severe illness they needed hospitalization including two people who have…

JBS Tolleson Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak Hits California Hard

The 25-state JBS Tolleson ground beef Salmonella outbreak has hit California hard. Sixty-six of the 246 illnesses reported so far, just over one-fourth of all case-patients, live in California. “No other state has reported as many illnesses. And no other state had as…

Ground Beef Salmon
JBS Expands Beef Recall Linked Salmonella Outbreak

JBS Tolleson Inc. is expanding its recall of ground beef linked to a Salmonella outbreak. Grocery stores sold the recalled ground beef under a variety of brand names including Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Comnor Perfect Choice, Gourmet Burger, Grass Run Farms Natural…

Legionella Bacteria with Flagella
McHenry Villa Senior Living Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

IDPH Identifies Plumbing System Issues A Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak at the McHenry Villa independent senior living community has sickened three people, one of whom has died.  An Illinois Department of Public Health investigation revealed that the plumbing system at McHenry Villa has…

Romaine Lettuce E. coli
Romaine Lettuce E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Timeline

Three Lettuce E. coli Outbreaks in 11 Months Eight days ago, federal health officials announced that romaine lettuce had been linked to a multistate E. coli outbreak, the third such outbreak to occur within the last 11 months, according to the…

Salmonella Outbreak
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Tahini Imported from Israel

A Salmonella outbreak linked to imported tahini produced by Israeli manufacturer, Achdut Ltd., located in Ari’el, Israel has sickened five people. The company has issued a recall for the product, which was sold under a number of brand names, including  Achva,…

Truck Accident Wrongful Death Lawyer
Semi-truck Crashes in State Highway Work Zones Are Preventable

A large commercial Kenworth truck plowed into the rear end of a Ford F-150 pickup truck this fall inside a Minnesota highway work zone, killing a road crew worker and alarming safety officials. Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Tiffani Nielson pleaded…

Romaine Lettuce E. coli
Romaine E. coli Outbreak Expands, 43 in 12 States Sick

The romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak has expanded to include 43 people in 12 states, according to a statement issued today by FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.  Sixteen people have been hospitalized. Twenty-two cases in Canada have also been reported. Contact…

Explosion
Payne Ave. House Explosion Injures 1 in St Paul

A house explosion in the 600 block of Payne Ave. in St. Paul injured one person this morning. John Lundahl, the 80-year-old property owner, was transported to Region Hospital where he is being treated for burns and other explosion injuries. The blast,…