Can I Sue for Salmonella from Cucumbers?

Yes, you can sue for Salmonella from cucumbers if the facts support your claim.  Our law firm filed a lawsuit on September 7, 2015, and we are preparing to file additional suits.

Join others in holding companies accountable for selling contaminated cucumbers.

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We are a national food safety law firm representing people sickened in the Salmonella (salmonellosis) outbreak linked to imported cucumbers. The CDC has named Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce as at least one of the distributors of implicated cucmbers. According to the Andrew & Williamson website, it does business with the following businesses: Olive Garden, Red Lobster, The Capital Grille, In-n-Out Burger, Fresh and Easy, Costco, Walmart, Kroger, Safeway, HEB,  Albertsons, United, Sam’s Club, and Savemart.

You may have a claim against Andrew & Williamson, a restaurant or retailer and others. The state health departments, CDC and FDA are not releasing much information about where people sickened in the outbreak got the cucumbers; however, the Minnesota Department of Health has stated that at least 10 of the 12 confirmed cases in that state ate at Red Lobster. The press release also stated: “Confirmed cases in other states involved grocery stores, retailers and other restaurants.” Other states involved in the outbreak include the following:

Alaska (8), Arizona (60), Arkansas (6), California (51), Colorado (14), Idaho (8), Illinois (5), Kansas (1), Louisiana (3), Minnesota (12), Missouri (7), Montana (11), Nebraska (2), Nevada (7), New Mexico (15), New York (4), North Dakota (1), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (5), Oregon (3), South Carolina (6), Texas (9), Utah (30), Virginia (1), Washington (9), Wisconsin (2), and Wyoming (3).

What if My Child was Sickened?

Cucumber Salmonella OutbreakParents can sue on behalf of their children. These lawsuits seek compensation for a child’s pain and suffering, the parents’ loss of income, medical expenses and other damages.

Over half of the people sickened in this outbreak linked to cucumbers were children, according to the CDC.

“My son was diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning earlier this year. He was vomiting so much that he became extremely dehydrated and spent a day at a hospital emergency room getting IVs. It took him weeks to be anywhere near normal. He will never be compensated for his pain and suffering because the source of his illness was not found. But in this outbreak, the source is known. It is critically important for parents to take legal action on behalf of their children.  This is often the only way to hold a company accountable for selling food contaminated with a deadly pathogen.”

We are also representing the family of a very young child who developed meningitis and other severe complications in another Salmonella outbreak linked to another product. This little one’s life was changed permanently because a company put profit before consumer safety.

All of our lawyers are parents. They have helped many families like yours get answers, compensation and justice.


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