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October 20, 2021
Posted by: OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers
Today the Salmonella lawyers at OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers filed the first lawsuit arising out of the ongoing, nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections. The outbreak has been linked to onions imported from Mexico and distributed by Idaho-based ProSource, Inc. ProSource has been named as the defendant in the lawsuit, filed as Civil Case No. 21-cv-5591 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago. Copies of the complaint are available upon request.
Our client, the plaintiff in the lawsuit, fell ill with Salmonella poisoning after eating raw onions in a taco purchased at a Mexican restaurant in Island Lake, Illinois. His symptoms began with stomach pain, fatigue, and diarrhea. He went to the hospital after his condition worsened considerably, and he ended up spending five days there. He tested positive for Salmonella, which the lawsuit alleges was caused by his consumption of the onions distributed by Prosource, Inc.
Although this Salmonella outbreak stretches from coast to coast, Illinois has been particularly hard hit. According to the CDC, at least 37 Illinoisans have tested positive for the Salmonella strain spread by the contaminated onions.
The OFT Food Safety & Injury law firm has extensive experience representing people sickened in Salmonella outbreaks, and our lawyers have recovered millions for them. We represent others sickened in this outbreak, and will be seeking maximum compensation for all of our clients. Anyone who may have been sickened in this outbreak is encouraged to contact us for for a free consultation about joining the lawsuit.