If you or a loved one is sickened by Campylobacter bacteria in raw milk, you may have a lawsuit against the dairy that produced the milk and/or a grocery store that sold it. Our law firm has won settlements for people sickened in this way. One of our clients contracted Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and was permanently paralyzed from the neck down.
Below is the original outbreak post. This is one of the largest outbreaks of Campylobacter food poisoning linked to raw milk in the United States. Whether you are part of a small or large outbreak, you may have a lawsuit against a dairy and/or a retailer. If your child was sickened, you can file the suit on behalf of your child, with settlement money going into a trust for your son’s or daughter’s benefit. In addition if a spouse or parent survives but is too sick to sue, you can file a claim on their behalf.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Laboratories Administration has confirmed the presence of Campylobacter jejuni in two unopened raw milk samples purchased from a dairy in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (Franklin County). To date, there are 23 confirmed outbreak-related campylobacteriosis cases: 4 in Maryland and 19 in Pennsylvania, all of whom consumed raw milk.
DHMH is continuing to advise consumers who purchased raw milk produced by the dairy in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, to discard any product purchased from this farm since January 1, 2012 to date (February 2, 2012).
Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized. Pasteurization is performed by briefly heating raw milk to kill disease-causing germs (e.g., Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, Campylobacter) that can be found in raw milk. Maryland state law prohibits the sale of unpasteurized milk.