Our law firm filed a Salmonella lawsuit against Smokey’s Pub N’ Grill (Smokey’s) on behalf of a husband and wife who contracted Salmonella food poisoning after eating at Smokey’s. The lawsuit was filed on February 19, 2018, in Minnesota District Court, County of Ramsey (case number 62-CV-18-1017).

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On January 26, 2018, our clients ate at Smokey’s, a bar and restaurant located at 552 Lincoln Drive, East Bethel, Minnesota. Between them, they ate a pulled pork sandwich, tater tots, coleslaw, a chicken melt sandwich, fries, and a barbeque chicken pizza.

A day later, on January 27, they became sick. The husband was the first to experience symptoms of Salmonella, including vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, stomach pain and body aches. Their illnesses progressed until they both had to be hospitalized. They were admitted on February 1 and released on February 4, 2018. The husband suffered kidney failure.

While hospitalized, they learned that they had Salmonella food poisoning, also referred to as salmonellosis. The diagnosis was made based on bacterial testing.


The hospital contacted the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and notified health officials there of the two cases of salmonellosis. After investigating, MDH informed our clients that they were part of an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses linked to Smokey’s Pub N’ Grill in East Bethel. Our own investigation has determined that our clients are two of at least eleven people sickened in the Salmonella outbreak associated with eating at Smokey’s.

“We are looking at the menu items at Smokey’s our clients ate to determine if a specific food product was contaminated,” said attorney Ryan Osterholm. “Outbreaks of salmonellosis can be caused by food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria or by a sick food handler. We are in the preliminary stages with this investigation, and the lawsuit will help us obtain additional information needed to get the answers our clients deserve.”

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