A woman filed the first lawsuit against Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches after she developed a Salmonella Montevideo infection after consuming the sprouts within her sandwich. The woman alleges she had purchased the #12 Beach Club Sandwich on December 18, 2017 and experienced severe discomfort soon after its consumption.
On January 8, 2018, the plaintiff sought medical attention, where the lab tests returned as positive for Salmonella Montevideo. Later, she went though unique stages of the infection. She was repeatedly given antibiotics to treat different problems, but she did not recuperate from the severe contamination. She started experiencing nausea, painful diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Later, she even started to develop hemorrhoids along with a urinary tract infection.
On January 19, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo infections from Jimmy John’s raw sprouts. CDC further announced 10 confirmed cases across Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin where the woman who brought the lawsuit was one of the 10 confirmed cases. Symptoms of Salmonella may include headache, muscle aches, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, chills, fever, nausea, and dehydration.
The Salmonella bacteria live in the intestinal tracts of humans and many other animals. Almost any food can be contaminated with Salmonella. From 2008 to 2014, 452 people were sickened due to consumption of Jimmy John’s sprouts. Amongst 452, 396 people were affected by Salmonella Montevideo infection.
What if I Have Been Infected by Restaurant Food?
Salmonella bacteria can only be confirmed in a laboratory test completed by your doctor. Salmonella poisoning keeps you from working and could end up costing you thousands in medical bills. If you are experiencing Salmonella poisoning caused by a restaurant or store, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit for compensation for your illness. Contact a food poisoning attorney to find out what your injuries may be worth.
Contact a Food Poisoning Personal Injury Lawyer
Your first priority after being poisoned by food should be to seek medical attention for your illness. However, if you or your child experienced food poisoning because of the contamination of food at a store or restaurant and experienced an illness that required medical attention as a result, you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim for compensation for your illness and medical bills.
At Newland & Newland LLP, our goal is to help people who are experiencing a food poisoning and food-related illness due to the negligent handling of food. Our food poisoning lawyers are compassionate, professional, and knowledgeable in Illinois personal injury law. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. If you are experiencing an illness caused by food poisoning, call us at today at (847) 797-8000, or a fill out our online contact form for a complimentary evaluation of your situation. We serve clients in the Arlington Heights, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Libertyville, Mundelein, Buffalo Grove, Schaumburg, Elk Grove, and Itasca areas.
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