The Pritzker Hageman food safety lawyers are investigating a possible Salmonella outbreak that may be linked to the strawberry and pumpkin patch farm at the Carlsbad Strawberry Company in Southern California. Among its many attractions, the 25-acre farm in San Diego County has a pumpkin patch, strawberry field, corn maze, and petting zoo.
Did you get sick with Salmonella?
Salmonella Lawsuit Information
If you or a loved one got sick with Salmonella food poisoning, you may be eligible for significant compensation. In order to file a Salmonella lawsuit, there needs to be proof that you were diagnosed with Salmonella and that your illness was linked to a specific food product or location. The symptoms of a Salmonella infection may include:
- Diarrhea (often bloody)
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle pains
It is important to consult with an experienced Salmonella lawyer as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. There may be a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit, depending on the statute of limitations in your state.
What Should I Do If I Think I Have Salmonella Food Poisoning?
- See your doctor right away and request a lab test for Salmonella.
- Report your illness to your local health department.
- Talk to an experienced food safety attorney.
Farms with Petting Zoos Put Children at Risk
Petting zoos are a popular family attraction at farms and fairs, but they can also be a source of harmful germs, such as E. coli, Cryptosporidium, and Salmonella. Between 2010 and 2015, the CDC reported 100 outbreaks linked to animal contact at petting zoos, fairs, and farms Young children, people with weakened immune systems, and seniors are at the highest risk for severe illness.
Past petting zoo outbreaks have been linked to fairs and farms in San Diego County with serious illnesses and even death. In 2019, one child died in an E. coli outbreak linked to the petting zoo at the San Diego County State Fair. Four other children were sickened, including some who developed severe complications.
Contact an Experienced Salmonella Lawyer
The Pritzker Hageman food safety lawyers help people sickened with Salmonella and other foodborne illnesses get the justice and compensation they deserve. Our legal team has represented clients in every major Salmonella outbreak in the United States. We have won groundbreaking settlements and verdicts in some of the largest recoveries in American history, including a landmark Salmonella lawsuit and an E. coli lawsuit for a child sickened at a pumpkin patch.