Sushi Tuna Food Poisoning: National Salmonella Lawyers for Lawsuit

[Update: Our law firm has filed a lawsuit against Moon Marine USA for Salmonella poisoning from scrape tuna used to make sushi rolls. In the best interests of our clients, we have not filed a class action lawsuit. We believe that each victim will be better served by having his or her claim filed separately. Contact our attorneys about your Salmonella claim and your lawsuit for money damages. There are now 390 confirmed cases of Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga linked to Moon Marine tuna. Every one of these victims deserves compensation and Moon Marine should be held accountable.]

Our national Salmonella lawyers are representing sushi tuna food poisoning victims and expect to file lawsuits against Moon Marine USA Corporation (importer of tuna) and others. If you would like compensation for your illness, contact our lawyers for a free consultation here.

Attorney Fred Pritzker is lead attorney for our Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga cases.  He is one of a handful of attorneys who represent salmonella victims nationwide. He and his salmonella litigation team have won millions for our clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases.

As a sushi tuna food poisoning victim, you have a right to seek compensation for the following:

  • medical expenses
  • lost income
  • physical pain
  • emotional suffering
  • other damages depending on the facts of your case.

Evidence of Liability for a Sushi Tuna Lawsuit

Sushi tuna poisoning victims were sickened by Salmonella Bareilly and/or Salmonella Nchanga. The investigation by the CDC, FDA and state and local health departments determined that a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product, known as Nakaochi Scrape, from Moon Marine USA Corporation is the likely source of this outbreak. Prompted by these findings, Moon Marine issued a sushi tuna recall of 58,828 lbs of a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product, labeled as Nakaochi Scrape AA or AAA. Nakaochi Scrape is “ground” tuna backmeat, which is scraped off from the bones.

FDA laboratories have identified Salmonella in two samples of Nakaochi scrape yellowfin tuna with a PFGE pattern (genetic fingerprint) indistinguishable from the Salmonella Bareilly strain associated with this outbreak. One of the samples also yielded another type of Salmonella with a PFGE pattern indistinguishable from the cluster of Salmonella Nchanga infections. In addition, testing conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection laboratory isolated the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bareilly from one sample of recalled tuna and one sample of a spicy tuna roll made with recalled tuna.

The number of confirmed cases of salmonella linked to the tuna scrape continues to grow.  These are the numbers as of today:

Salmonella Bareilly: Alabama (4), Arkansas (1), California (7), Colorado (1), Connecticut (11), District of Columbia (3), Florida (1), Georgia (18), Illinois (29), Indiana (1), Kansas (1), Louisiana (6), Massachusetts (36), Maryland (39), Missouri (4), Mississippi (2), Nebraska (2), New Jersey (35), New York (58), North Carolina (12), Pennsylvania (34), Rhode Island (6), South Carolina (4), Tennessee (4), Texas (13), Virginia (22), Vermont (1), and Wisconsin (21).

Salmonella Nchanga: Georgia (2), Maryland (1), New Jersey (2), New York (6), Texas (1), Virginia (1), and Wisconsin (1).

47 sushi tuna food poisoning victims have been hospitalized. Salmonella food poisoning can cause death and serious illness, including the following:

  • reactive arthritis
  • severe dehydration
  • meningitis
  • sepsis (causes multiple organ failure and often death)
  • enthesopathy, painful inflammation of the tendon that attaches to the bone
  • heel spurs, bony growths in the heel that cause chronic or long-lasting foot pain
  • spondylitis, inflammation of the spine
  • sacroiliitis, inflammation of the joints of the lower back that connect the spine to the pelvis
  • conjunctivitis, inflammation of the mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and eyelid
  • uveitis, inflammation of the inner eye
  • aortic regurgitation, leakage of blood from the aorta into the heart chamber
  • pericarditis, inflammation of the membrane that covers and protects the heart.

Our Salmonella lawyers have won money for victims of food poisoning in the following states: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin and other states.

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