Salmonella Cucumber Lawsuits

The produce distribution companies Andrews & Williamson Fresh Produce and Custom Produce Sales have are facing several lawsuits from product liability lawyers after announcing a recall of imported cucumbers infected with salmonella. The cucumbers were sold in produce aisles with no specialty packaging, and have caused multiple deaths.

If you or a loved one has recently contracted salmonella poisoning, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the company responsible for your infection. The attorneys at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates are taking product liability cases for salmonella, and we want to hear about what happened to you. Call us at (888) 353-5513 for a free case review.

Causes of the Infection and Recall

In South Carolina, a company that sells a defective product is responsible for any harm caused by that product, even if they took the precautions required by law. If you were harmed, they are liable, and by distributing these tainted cucumbers to locations across the country, these produce companies have harmed a great number of people.

Businesses that had the infected cucumbers in stock include:

  • Costco
  • Wal-Mart
  • Sam’s Club
  • Safeway
  • United Supermarkets
  • Whole Foods
  • Save Mart Supermarkets
  • HEB
  • Kroger
  • Albertsons
  • Fresh & Easy
  • Red Lobster
  • Olive Garden
  • The Capital Grille
  • In-N-Out Burger

If you got sick shortly after eating or shopping at one of these locations, you should file a lawsuit as soon as possible. Filing a lawsuit gives your lawyers access to the defendant’s information, and increases your chances of getting a payout from their insurance. It can also help the legal process go faster, so your payout can cover any medical expenses incurred by the salmonella.

Do You Have a Claim?

In order to win a food poisoning lawsuit, you need to prove two things: that the food was contaminated, and also that the contamination from the food made you or a loved one sick. Proving this link is fairly easy in this case, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already linked the salmonella outbreak with the imported cucumbers. The most important step you can take is to prove that you are infected with salmonella. You can do this by getting a test from your doctor.

Look out for these symptoms of salmonella poisoning:

  • Stomach cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood in stool
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache

If you have most of these symptoms, you should get tested for salmonella immediately. This will establish a medical record showing you had the disease, and with the help of an experienced product liability attorney, you have a chance of receiving compensation for your suffering. An experienced attorney will help you figure out what type of product liability lawsuit is the most promising, and can begin the lawsuit process.

South Carolina Salmonella Poisoning Lawsuits

At McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to represent you in a product liability lawsuit against the sellers of salmonella-infected cucumbers. With our experienced lawyers and substantial legal resources, we are your best options for securing compensation in South Carolina.

To set up a free initial case evaluation with the lawyers at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, give us a call at (888) 353-5513 or contact us through this website.