Salmonella, a bacteria that is second-most responsible for the 76 million cases of food poisoning reported yearly in the United States, can cause severe harm in rare cases. Salmonella symptoms occur almost immediately and vary from person to person, but include diarrhea, cramps, headaches, flu-like symptoms, and vomiting. The elderly and young people are particularly at risk for severe complications like salmonellosis and death. Victims of food poisoning from restaurants, grocery stores, and other food providers can pursue a Salmonella lawsuit for their lost wages and medical bills. For this reason, it is important to contact an experienced Salmonella lawyer to discuss food liability.
Recently, Salmonella lawyers have been involved in salmonella lawsuits resulting from salmonella outbreaks including Salmonella in foods such as jalapenos, tomatoes, and peanut butter. These foods were infected with salmonella during the manufacturing and distribution processes, and hundreds were infected. Because most cases of salmonella food poisoning do not require hospitalization, milder cases of food poisoning are not brought to the attention of government authorities and Salmonella lawyers may not be willing to bring the case. However, 600 people die from food poisoning every year. If the salmonella bacteria enter the blood system, consumers can contract sepsis. A Salmonella lawyer can evaluate the severity of the symptoms and advise consumers on how to seek medical attention obtain stool tests to diagnose salmonella infection.
If you or someone you love is suffering from salmonella symptoms, you should contact a physician and try to identify and obtain a sample of the food at issue. Contact an experienced Salmonella lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard today for a free Salmonella lawsuit evaluation.