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Papaya Class Action Lawsuit

Papaya Class Action Lawsuit

Whole papayas from Mexico have been linked to outbreaks of Salmonella illnesses in the U.S., with nearly 300 people sickened in at least 5 outbreaks in 2017 and 2019.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting papaya 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.

2019 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas from Mexico

June 2019 — Cavi® papayas imported to the U.S. from Mexico are linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Uganda that has sickened at least 71 people in 8 states since January 2019, with 27 people hospitalized.

Illnesses were reported in the following states: Connecticut (14), Florida (1), Massachusetts (5), New Jersey (18), New York (27), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island (1) and Texas (1).

2017 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas from Mexico

The first lawsuits have been filed after a deadly outbreak of Salmonella infected over 235 people in the United States who ate Maradol papayas from Mexico.

As of November 3, 2017, the CDC has confirmed a total of 220 cases of Salmonella in 23 states, including 68 people who were hospitalized and 1 person who died.

There are currently 4 separate outbreaks under investigation involving different strains of Salmonella:

  • Salmonella Urbana
  • Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Infantis
  • Salmonella Anatum
  • Salmonella Thompson, Salmonella Kiambu, Salmonella Agona, and Salmonella Gaminara

The following states have reported illnesses:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

2017 Maradol Papaya Recalls

The following companies have recalled Maradol papayas that were grown and packaged on the same farm in Campeche, Mexico:

Papaya Salmonella Lawsuit Filed in New Jersey

After a massive outbreak of Salmonella infected over 200 people who ate papayas from Mexico, the first lawsuit (PDF) has been filed by a man from New Jersey who has hospitalized due to his illness.

The lawsuit was filed by Gabriel Colon, a man who says he ate a Maradol papaya that was recalled by Grande Produce Ltd. On June 28, he fell ill with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal camps. He was admitted to Hackensack University Medical Center and diagnosed with Salmonella food poisoning.

The lawsuit was filed on July 26, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey — In Re: Gabriel Colon v. Grande Produce Ltd.Case No. 2:17-cv-05458.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not filing a papaya recall class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were diagnosed with Salmonella after eating recalled papayas from Mexico.

About Class Actions

Class actions have advantages when a lot of people are seeking small payouts, such as refunds. If compensation is awarded by a jury verdict or a settlement, members of the class action share the payout equally.

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

Class actions can have disadvantages for people who have very serious food poisoning, especially if they were hospitalized. If compensation is awarded, they may have to share the payout with everyone else in the class action, even people with minor injuries.

Our lawyers file individual lawsuits so we can focus on helping people who suffered very severe food poisoning. If you had Salmonella from eating papayas, we may be able to help you file a lawsuit and seek compensation for your medical expenses, and more.

Do I have a Papaya Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting papaya 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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