Papayas from Mexico were linked to over 300+ cases of Salmonella food poisoning in multiple outbreaks in 2017 and 2019. Lawsuits have been filed by victims who were hospitalized.
Need a Texas Papaya Class Action Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
2019 Cavi® Papaya Salmonella Outbreak
June 2019 — The CDC reported that an outbreak of Salmonella Uganda is linked to Cavi® whole, fresh papayas from Mexico and distributed by Agroson’s LLC.
At least 71 people in 8 states were infected with Salmonella Uganda, including 27 people who were hospitalized, since January 2019.
The following states reported Salmonella illnesses from papayas: Connecticut (14), Florida (1), Massachusetts (5), New Jersey (18), New York (27), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island (1) and Texas (1).
Papaya Salmonella Lawsuit
In July 2017, a lawsuit (PDF) was filed by a New Jersey man who was hospitalized with Salmonella food poisoning after eating papayas from Mexico that were sold by Grande Produce Ltd.
It is the first federal lawsuit to be filed as a result of a massive outbreak of Salmonella that has been traced to Maradol papayas that were imported to the U.S. from Campeche, Mexico.
The victim, Gabriel Colon, claims he ate a contaminated papaya in June and fell ill around June 28 with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. He was admitted to Hackensack University Medical Center and diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning.
The lawsuit was filed on July 26, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey — In Re: Gabriel Colon v. Grande Produce Ltd. — Case No. 2:17-cv-05458.
2017 Papaya Recalls
- July 26, 2017 — Grande Produce Caribeña® Maradol papayas
- August 5, 2017 — Argoson’s Cavi® Maradol papayas
- August 7, 2017 — Freshtex Produce Valery® Maradol papayas
2017 Papaya Salmonella Outbreak – Case Count
As of November 2017, the CDC has confirmed a total of 220 cases of Salmonella in 23 states, including 68 people who were hospitalized and 1 person who died.
There are currently 4 separate outbreaks under investigation:
- Salmonella Urbana
- Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Infantis
- Salmonella Anatum
- Salmonella Thompson, Salmonella Kiambu, Salmonella Agona, and Salmonella Gaminara
The following states have reported illnesses:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our lawyers are not filing a papaya class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who were diagnosed with Salmonella after eating papayas from Mexico.
About Class Actions
Class actions can be useful when a lot of people are seeking a relatively small payout, such as a refund for a defective product. Everyone who joins the class action typically shares the payout equally if compensation is awarded by a jury verdict or a settlement.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
The problem with class actions is that members who have far more serious health problems than the average plaintiff may have to share the payout with everyone else who joins the class action lawsuit. Class action lawyers may also take a huge cut out of the settlement.
Instead of a class action, our lawyers file individual lawsuits so we can focus on helping people with the most serious injuries. We hold companies accountable for causing food poisoning outbreaks. If you got sick from papayas, we may be able to help you file a lawsuit.
Need a Papaya Recall Lawyer in Texas?
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Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas papaya recall lawyers for a free lawsuit review.