“Salmonella Typhimurium food poisoning is preventable with adequate sanitation. Our attorneys hold companies accountable for the negligence and wrongdoing that cause outbreaks.” — Attorney Fred Pritzker.
What is Salmonella Typhimurium?
Salmonella Typhimurium is one of thousands of serotypes of Salmonella bacteria. it causes gastroenteritis in humans and other mammals. When the bacterial cells enter epithelial cells lining the intestine they cause host cell ruffling which temporarily damages the microvilli on the surface of the cell. This causes a rush of white blood cells into the mucosa, which throws off the ratios between absorption and secretion, and leads to diarrhea.
The bacteria are transmitted when feces (poop) of people or animals gets on food, in water or on hands that then go into the mouth.
The illness associated with infection is salmonellosis, which causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection and may last for up to 7 days. Some cases result in hospitalization.
S. Typhimurium is the most common serotype in the United States, accounting for 19% of all of these infections in humans. Between 15 and 20 Typhimurium outbreaks occur per year from a wide variety of sources. Approximately 7,000 infections are reported to CDC each year.
Most outbreaks involve food served at restaurants, but we have also represented clients sickened by peanut butter eggs and other food products.
Our Salmonella lawyers have recently recovered significant settlements for clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. We have a national reputation in the area of food poisoning litigation, and lawyers in the firm have been interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other publications. Our lawyers have been named “Super Lawyers” by Minnesota Law & Politics.