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Chicken Salad Class Action Lawsuit

Chicken Salad Class Action Lawsuit

A deadly outbreak of Salmonella has been linked to chicken salad that was sold at Fareway grocery stores and produced by Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. Over 250 people have been sickened, including 1 person who died in Iowa.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting chicken salad induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Chicken Salad Salmonella Outbreak

Since January 4, 2018, the outbreak has sickened at least 265 people in 8 states, including 1 person in Iowa who died, and 94 people who were hospitalized with severe food poisoning, according to an update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on April 6.

Table showing the number of ill people arranged by state of residence.
StatesCase Count
Illinois10
Indiana1
Iowa240
Minnesota4
Mississippi1
Nebraska5
South Dakota3
Wisconsin1
Total265

Chicken Salad Recall

On February 21, 2018, Triple T Specialty Meats recalled all chicken salad due to potential contamination with Salmonella Typhimurium.

Salmonella Outbreak Investigation

Testing by the FDA detected Salmonella in several samples of chicken salad that were collected from Fareway grocery stores. Out of 222 sick people who were interviewed, 194 1(87%) reported eating chicken salad from a Fareway grocery store before they got sick.

“CDC recommends that people do not eat recalled chicken salad. Throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. This investigation is ongoing and we will provide updates when more information is available.”

Symptoms of Salmonella

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Blood in the stool

Treatment

Infections with Salmonella cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration if a person is unable to drink enough water to maintain proper fluid levels in their body. In severe cases, they may need to be hospitalized for treatment with intravenous (IV) fluids. The patient may also need anti-diarrheal medications or antibiotics.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our lawyers are not filing a class action lawsuit for victims of this food poisoning outbreak. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for victims who were diagnosed with Salmoenlla after eating Triple T chicken salad from a Fareway grocery store.

About Class Actions

Class actions are typically used to help a lot of people get refunds after buying a defective product. Everyone who joins the class action shares the payout if compensation is awarded through a settlement, jury verdict, or another resolution of their legal claims.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Class actions can have disadvantages when individuals have far more serious injuries than an average plaintiff. They may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement or higher attorneys’ fees, for example.

Our lawyers specialize in holding companies financially accountable for causing food poisoning outbreaks. There is no excuse for failing to maintain safety standards when selling food that is consumed by thousands of people. Food poisoning outbreaks can be devastating.

Do I have a Chicken Salad Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting chicken salad induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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