Texas Salmonella Food Poisoning LawyerApproximately 48 million Americans are sickened with food poisoning every year, according to the CDC. Salmonella is one of the leading causes of food poisoning. Although healthy adults usually recover without requiring hospitalization, salmonellosis can be life-threatening or deadly — especially for young people, the elderly, and people with a weak immune system.

Do I Have a Food Poisoning Lawsuit? 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 has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.

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UPDATE: Kapowsin Meats Pork Salmonella Outbreak Over After 192 Sickened

December 3, 2015 — The CDC has confirmed that an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella from pork products sold by Kapowsin Meats appears to be over after sickening 192 people in five states. Click here to read more.

October 20, 2015 — A man has been awarded nearly $11.4 million after he was disabled by a severe Salmonella infection after eating at Old Country Buffet in Wyoming. Click here to read more.

October 9, 2015 — A fourth victim of the Salmonella outbreak at Chipotle that sickened 64 people August has filed a lawsuit. Click here to read more.

May 20, 2015 — The Justice Department has announced that ConAgra will pay $11.2 million for its role in a peanut butter recall linked to at least 700 cases of Salmonella, the largest-ever criminal fine related to a food poisoning outbreak in U.S. history. Click here to read more.

January 22, 2015 — In an effort to prevent 50,000 cases of food poisoning per year, the USDA has announced a new set of rules that would limit the acceptable level of Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination on chicken and turkey. Click here to read more.

What is Salmonella?

The Salmonella bacteria can cause a severe, life-threatening illness known as “salmonellosis” when it is ingested in contaminated food or water.

Salmonellosis is one of the most common types of food poisoning in the United States. According to the CDC, there are 40,000 confirmed cases of salmonellosis every year. However, because many cases are never reported, there may actually be as many as 1.4 million salmonella food poisoning cases per year.

There are many different strains of Salmonella bacteria, and they like to grow in the intestines of humans and animals. If this contaminated fecal matter comes in contact with food, anyone who eats the food could accidentally ingest the salmonella bacteria.

What is the problem?

Salmonella food poisoning can be life-threatening. The risk is greatest for young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with a weak immune system (such as those who are already sick, or undergoing cancer treatment).

The CDC estimates that 8 out of 1000 cases are deadly, and approximately 600 people die of salmonella food poisoning every year.

The most common sources of salmonella food poisoning include raw or undercooked eggs, poultry, meat, raw seafood (sushi), raw milk products, or contaminated water. Sometimes, fruits and vegetables are contaminated by salmonella in the field where they are grown (cantaloupes are especially susceptible to salmonella because of their porous surface). Handling live chicks, ducklings, or poultry is also a common source of infection.

Complications

Healthy adults usually recover from salmonellosis within seven days, and rarely require hospitalization. In severe cases, however, salmonella food poisoning can be life-threatening. Severe complications include Reiter’s Syndrome (reactive arthritis), dehydration, blood infections, and gastrointestinal bleeding.  A salmonella infection can also cause inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord (meningitis). This can cause seizures, severe injury, and death.

Symptoms

Symptoms of salmonella food poisoning typically begin within 12 to 72 hours after ingesting the bacteria, and may include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea (which may be bloody or watery)
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramps
  • Blood in the stools
  • Reiter’s syndrome (reactive arthritis)
  • Severe infection

Do I have a Food Poisoning Lawsuit in Texas?

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