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Deli Meat Listeria Lawsuit

Deli Meat Listeria Lawsuit

Italian-style deli meat has been linked to a deadly outbreak of Listeria, with 10 people infected in 4 states, and one death reported in Florida.

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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting food poisoning induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a Listeria infection after eating recalled deli meat or salami, 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.

Deli Meat Linked to Deadly Listeria Outbreak

On October 23, 2020, health officials reported that a deadly outbreak of Listeria was linked to Italian-style deli meat, with 10 people hospitalized in Florida (1), Massachusetts (7), and New York (2). One death was reported in Florida.

All of the sick people reported eating Italian-style deli meats before falling ill, such as salami, mortadella, and prosciutto. Some sick people ate pre-packaged deli meats, while others ate meat that was sliced at deli counters at various locations.

A specific type of deli meat and common supplier were not identified. No recalls have been issued.

The sick people tested positive for Listeria between August 6, 2020 and October 3, 2020.

CDC: Deli Meat May Be Contaminated by Listeria Bacteria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that deli meat, lunch meat, and cold cuts can be contaminated with Listeria: “Avoid eating deli meats, unless heated to an internal temperature of 165°F or until steaming hot just before serving.”

Symptoms of Listeria Infection

Listeria can cause different symptoms, depending on the person. For example, pregnant women typically experience only fever and other flu-like symptoms, but commonly suffer a miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the baby.

People who are not pregnant may experience symptoms such as a fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions.

People with invasive Listeria infections usually report symptoms 1 to 4 weeks after eating contaminated food. Some people have reported symptoms as late as 70 days afterward, or as early as the same day of exposure.

Do I have a Deli Meat Listeria Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting food poisoning induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a Listeria infection after eating recalled deli meat or salami, 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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