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Posted by: OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers

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Today the Salmonella lawyers at OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers filed the first lawsuit in Oregon arising out of the ongoing, nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections. The outbreak has been linked to red onions from Thomson International, Inc., a grower based in Bakersfield, California. Thomson has been named as the defendant in the lawsuit, filed as Civil Case No. 20-cv-1284 in the District of Oregon federal court. Copies of the complaint are available upon request.

Our client, the plaintiff in the lawsuit, fell ill with Salmonella poisoning after eating red onions purchased at a grocery stores in Milwaukie and Oak Grove, Oregon. His symptoms began with stomach pain, fatigue, and diarrhea. By July 3rd, his condition had worsened considerably and he began to suffer from bloody stools and a fever. He went to the hospital, where he underwent invasive testing, including a CT scan, and was administered IV fluids. He tested positive for Salmonella, which the lawsuit alleges was caused by his consumption of the red onions grown and distributed by Thomson International.

Although this Salmonella outbreak stretches from coast to coast, Oregon has been particularly hard hit. According to the CDC, at least 71 Oregonians have tested positive for the Salmonella Newport strain spread by the contaminated red onions. That is nearly 20% of the known cases.

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.

Notable Recoveries

$10 million

Seven infants were sickened after consuming a contaminated food product marketed to infants

$6.5 million

Verdict on behalf of a little boy who contracted a severe Salmonella infection from chicken

$7.55 million

Verdict on behalf of a little girl who contracted E. coli at a petting zoo

$2.25 million

E. coli infections contracted from a major fast food chain

$45 million

An over-the-counter medication caused severe kidney damage to multiple users

$3.4 million

A pregnant woman contracted a Listeria infection from contaminated fruit and passed the infection to her child

$3 million

Multistate Cyclospora outbreaks


A couple contracted Salmonella from a restaurant


A pedestrian was struck by a left-turning car, fracturing her tibia


A semi-truck rear-ended a motorcyclist causing a collapsed lung, rib fractures and road rash