Salmonella poisoning is a life-threatening food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with the salmonella bacteria. Salmonella poisoning can cause severe illness or even death if not diagnosed and properly treated.
If you or a loved one has been affected by salmonella poisoning, seek medical help immediately. The lawyers of Cory Watson Attorneys are investigating recent outbreaks of salmonella and providing legal consultation for food poisoning victims. For a FREE case evaluation, call (877) 878-6069.
Symptoms of Salmonella Food Poisoning
Symptoms of salmonella food poisoning include:
- Abdominal Cramps
- Blood in the Stool
Pregnant women, young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems are more likely to suffer more serious illnesses as a result of salmonella contamination. Vegetables, meat, dairy products and processed foods can be contaminated with the bacteria.
Causes of Salmonella Food Poisoning
Most salmonella infections are caused by eating foods contaminated by feces. The most commonly infected foods are:
- Raw meat, poultry, and seafood. Feces may get onto raw meat and poultry during the butchering process. Seafood may be contaminated if harvested from contaminated water.
- Raw eggs. While an egg’s shell may seem to be a perfect barrier to contamination, some infected chickens produce eggs that contain salmonella before the shell is even formed. Raw eggs are used in homemade versions of mayonnaise and hollandaise sauce.
- Fruits and vegetables. Some fresh produce, particularly imported varieties, may be hydrated in the field or washed during processing with water contaminated with salmonella. Contamination also can occur in the kitchen, when juices from raw meat and poultry come into contact with uncooked foods, such as salads.
Get the Help You Deserve
Most cases of food poisoning in the U.S. are caused by contamination by listeria, salmonella or E. Coli bacteria. It’s important to seek medical attention for suspected food poisoning, and consumers also have legal rights when it comes to food safety.
The experienced food safety attorneys at Cory Watson have represented food poisoning victims for more than 30 years and have recovered more than $2.7 BILLION for our clients. Don’t wait to reach out – call our office today at (877) 878-6069 or fill out an online form for your FREE legal consultation.