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Jimmy John’s Lawsuit

Jimmy John’s Lawsuit

An outbreak of Salmonella has been linked to raw sprouts on sandwiches served at Jimmy John’s.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Jimmy Johns induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella after eating raw sprouts, 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.

Jimmy John’s Salmonella Outbreak

In January 2018, an outbreak of Salmonella caused 8 people to develop food poisoning after eating at Jimmy John’s. The illnesses were reported in Illinois (2), Minnesota (1), and Wisconsin (5).

According to a warning from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

“CDC recommends that consumers not eat raw sprouts served at Jimmy John’s restaurants in Illinois and Wisconsin.”

What is the problem?

In interviews, 7 out of 8 people (88%) who fell ill reported eating raw sprouts on a sandwich from Jimmy John’s. All of the victims tested positive for the same strain of Salmonella Montevideo, which means it is likely that they were all infected from the same source.

Jimmy John’s Stops Serving Sprouts

In response to the Salmonella outbreak, Jimmy John’s temporarily stopped serving raw sprouts at all of its restaurants nationwide on January 19, 2018. Unfortunately, raw and lightly-cooked sprouts are a common source of food poisoning outbreaks.

Raw Sprouts and Food Poisoning Outbreaks

Raw sprouts have been linked to at least 30 outbreaks of food poisoning in the U.S. since 1996, and dozens of recalls have been issued. Unlike other types of fresh food, sprouts need hot and humid conditions to grow — the same conditions that easily grow bacteria.

Another problem is that bacteria can remain inside the sprouts, so washing the sprouts will not eliminate the risk of food poisoning with bacteria like Salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli.

Symptoms of Salmonella

Salmonella infections commonly cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps for 4-7 days. The symptoms usually appear within 12-72 hours after eating the contaminated food.

If you have symptoms of severe Salmonella, contact a healthcare provider immediately:

  • Diarrhea that lasts for more than 3 days
  • High fever
  • Blood in the stool
  • So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
  • Pass very little urine

Do I have a Jimmy Johns Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Jimmy Johns induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella after eating raw sprouts, 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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