If your child got diarrhea and was diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis, campylobacteriosis, salmonellosis or E. coli poisoning after visiting Nelson Farm in Litchfield, MN, you can contact our lawyers for a free consultation regarding your child’s legal rights.


You may be able to file a lawsuit on behalf of your child and to recover medical and other expenses.

Outbreak Investigation

The Minnesota Health Department (MDH) is investigating an outbreak of diarrheal illness associated with visiting the Nelson Farm in Litchfield, MN (Meeker County):

Over 10 cases of diarrheal illness from 5 different schools have been reported, including three cases of laboratory-confirmed Cryptosporidium infection. All cases reported visiting the Nelson Farm as part of school sponsored trips starting on May 9. However, numerous school groups have visited the farm through May 25, so there could be many more individuals who are currently ill or incubating illness (WDAZ).

Outbreaks associated with farm animal contact can include multiple pathogens including the following:

  • Campylobacter (diarrhea and fever 2 to 5 days after exposure);
  • Cryptosporidium (watery diarrhea, vomiting and stomach cramps about 2 to 14 days after exposure, sometimes with intermittent symptoms);
  • Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) (severe diarrhea, often bloody, and extreme abdominal pain that starts 1 to 10 days (usually 2-3 ) after exposure);
  • Salmonella (diarrhea and fever that starts about 12 to 72 hours after exposure, can start up to 7 days after exposure).

If you or your child are part of this outbreak, contact our law firm. If you suspect you or your child are part of this outbreak, you should:

  1. Seek medical attention;
  2. Have your doctor report the case of diarrhea to MDH, and let investigators know that it happened after a visit to Nelson’s Farm in Litchfield;
  3. Contact our law firm for a free consultation with one of the lead attorneys for our Bad Bug Law Team: Fred Pritzker and eric Hageman.

Our Bad Bug Law legal team has offices in Minneapolis, MN. Our lawyers have helped families whose little ones got sick after touching contaminated animals. Some of these little ones did not survive.

Source: http://www.wdaz.com/news/4042132-minnesota-farm-linked-outbreak-diarrhea-school-kids