An Oregon outbreak of Campylobacter infections (campylobacteriosis) has been linked to Coos Bay Oyster Company of Charleston, Oregon, according to the Oregon Health Authority. As a result, Coos Bay is recalling all of its shucked oysters due to possible Campylobacter contamination.
Our Campylobacter lawyers are investigating the outbreak. To date, there are three reported cases of Campylobacter linked to the shellfish.
Coos Bay Oyster Company Recall Information
The recalled oysters, harvested from Coos Bay, Oregon, were sold in plastic tubs in 1/2 gallon, quart, pint, and half-pint sizes. They had sell-by dates from January 15 to February 17, 2014. The oysters were distributed through wholesale dealers and retail stores in California and Oregon, including two markets in Lane and Coos counties.
Campylobacter Infection Complications
Campylobacter infections can cause severe dehydration, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, sepsis and respiratory failure. These complications can be fatal.
Our attorneys represented a man who developed Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) after drinking raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter bacteria. He was paralyzed from the neck down. Most cases of GBS do not result in permanent paralysis, but our client is permanently paralyzed. We won a multimillion-dollar recovery for our client. You can contact Fred for a free consultation now and discuss whether you can sue Coos Bay Oyster Company and others for compensation.