A lawsuit stemming from the Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon and fruit medleys alleges that a woman developed a life-threatening illness that included a lengthy hospitalization, ICU stay and rehab stint after eating a pre-cut fruit product she purchased at Walmart. The lawsuit against Caito Foods, LLC in Indianapolis was filed by Fred Pritzker and Brendan Flaherty of the national food safety law firm Pritzker Hageman.

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Pritzker Hageman food poisoning lawyers have helped hundreds of people throughout the country win money in both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. They hold corporate wrongdoers accountable and recover compensation for their clients for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Our Salmonella lawyers have won millions in lawsuits against restaurants and food companies, including $6.5 million on behalf of a child who suffered permanent brain damage and $4.5 million on behalf a man who got meningitis and almost died.

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Salmonella Adelaide Outbreak Linked to Pre-Cut Melon

A Salmonella Adelaide outbreak linked to pre-cut watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe and fruit medley products containing melons produced at the Caito Foods has sickened at least 70 people in seven states,  according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By state, the case count is as follows: Illinois (7), Indiana (11), Kentucky (1), Michigan (38), Missouri (10), Ohio (2) and Tennessee (1).

The case-patients range in age from less than 1 to 97 years old. About half of the people included in this outbreak became so they needed to be hospitalized. Our Salmonella attorneys filed a lawsuit on behalf of one of one these seriously ill patients.

Salmonella Lawsuit Seeks Money for Illness from Fruit Sold  at Walmart

Fred Pritzker and Brendan Flaherty
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Brendan Flaherty

On June 12, our Salmonella lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of a 73-year-old Ohio woman who was sickened in the Salmonella Adelaide outbreak linked to pre-cut melon produced at Caito Foods. According to the suit, the plaintiff purchased a pre-cut fruit product produced by Caito from a Walmart store in Findlay, Ohio. One day after she ate the fruit, she developed symptoms of a Salmonella infection which include stomach cramps and diarrhea. These symptoms persisted and worsened over the course of several days. She saw her doctor and was admitted to the hospital with a pervasive Salmonella infection and endured a lengthy hospitalization that included a stay in the intensive care unit. She was eventually discharged to a rehab center.

Caito Foods Cut Melon Recall for Salmonella Risk

A recall has been issued in association with this outbreak. The recalled products include pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew including fruit salads, fruit trays, melon chunks and melon spears. The recalled products were packaged in clear plastic containers and sold at dozens of grocery stores throughout the U.S. including:

  • Walmart
  • Kroger
  • Costco
  • WholeFoods/Amazon
  • Sprouts
  • Jay C
  • Payless
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walgreens

Click here to see the full list of melon products recalled by Caito Foods.

Request a Free Consultation with a Salmonella Lawyer

If you developed a Salmonella infection after eating pre-cut melon or products containing pre-cut melon and would like a free consultation with Fred or Brendan, contact them online or call toll-free at 1(888) 377-8900.