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Why You Need a Campylobacter Lawyer

Campylobacter may stem from contaminated or undercooked food from a restaurant, grocery store, or another establishment.

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If you or a loved one are ill due to Campylobacter, immediately get medical care. Then, as soon as you’re able, contact a food safety and injury lawyer for help pursuing compensation for the damages you suffered.

Contact OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation. Call 888-828-7087 today.

The Benefits of a Food Poisoning Lawyer

While you are not required to work with an attorney in a Campylobacter lawsuit, it is in your best interest to have someone who knows the law and isn’t afraid to stand up against the big companies that will try to take advantage of you.

Every state has specific laws and deadlines related to food injury lawsuits. If you fail to comply with any court procedures or miss any of the legal requirements, you may forfeit your right to compensation.

We can help you get compensation if:

  • Food you were served or sold was adulterated, undercooked, or contaminated
  • You lost a loved one due to Campylobacter poisoning or related illness

The food you eat should be safe. A Campylobacter lawyer can help secure compensation while you focus on recovering and protect others from getting ill.

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

Compensation for Campylobacter

You can recover economic and non-economic damages in campylobacter food poisoning cases. Economic damages are those directly related to monetary losses. Non-economic damages are not out-of-pocket costs but can have a value placed on them.

Our lawyers can help recover compensation for your:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Lost income and employment benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent physical limitations

Additionally, if your loved one died because of Campylobacter infection, you can get compensation for funeral expenses, burial costs, lost inheritance, and more.

Who’s Liable for Campylobacter Outbreaks?

The manufacturer, producer, seller, and others might be held strictly liable if someone sold you contaminated food. Strict liability means that they are responsible for your damages regardless of any partial negligence you may have had as well. These companies are held to this high standard because they are responsible for ensuring the food they sell is not unreasonably dangerous for consumption.

There may be multiple parties liable for your Campylobacter illness. It’s essential to include all potentially responsible parties in your Campylobacter lawsuit. If you leave anyone out, you may not be able to recover the total compensation you deserve.

Negligence in Campylobacter Cases

To hold someone liable for your illness and injuries, you must be able to trace your infection back to them. This often requires in-depth investigation and scientific tests, including consultation with experts.

State and local health departments perform tracebacks. If reported to the federal government, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may also become involved. If two or more people become ill from the same food, they may declare an “outbreak.”

How to Report a Campylobacter Outbreak

Your doctor or medical facility should report any foodborne illness, including Campylobacter, to your local and/or state health department. The state health department may voluntarily report cases to the CDC. However, you may also self-report a foodborne disease to the CDC.

One benefit of reporting Campylobacter to the CDC is that they will conduct an investigation. The report created from that investigation may identify why and how you became ill. This can later be used to prove liability.

What Is Campylobacter?

Campylobacter is an infection caused by Campylobacter bacteria. It is also called campylobacteriosis. More than 1.5 million people report Campylobacter illness to the CDC each year. However, many cases go unreported. Most Campylobacter infections are not recognized as outbreaks; thus, they do not result in an in-depth investigation.

How is Campylobacter Contracted?

Campylobacter is typically contracted by eating raw or undercooked poultry, seafood, or other meat. It’s also commonly transmitted from raw meats to other foods that were cross-contaminated. Some cases may be related to animal contact or drinking unsafe and untreated water.

Campylobacter Symptoms

Symptoms associated with Campylobacter may not start until two to five days after eating contaminated food. They typically last for up to one week.

Campylobacter symptoms include:

  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Stomach cramps
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Campylobacter infections can also lead to serious long-term complications like irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, and temporary paralysis. People with already weakened immune systems or blood disorders, such as people with AIDS and those receiving chemotherapy, can have life-threatening symptoms that may lead to death.

How is Campylobacter Diagnosed?

Diagnosis of a Campylobacter infection requires laboratory tests. The bacteria may be found in the stool, body tissues, and other bodily fluids. Some labs can complete a rapid diagnostic test that instantly detects the bacteria. However, you may have to wait for results if a culture is required.

How Is Campylobacter Treated?

Many people recover from Campylobacter food poisoning without outside medical intervention or antibiotics. However, it is essential to remain hydrated and drink plenty of extra fluids.

If you have severe campylobacteriosis, you should immediately seek medical treatment. You may need special antibiotics, as some types do not work for Campylobacter bacteria. Your doctor may need to determine precisely which type of bacteria you have to find the right antibiotic for you.

Recent Campylobacter Outbreaks

Campylobacter outbreaks are common in the United States. Restaurants and other food providers can prevent foodborne illness by following food safety guidelines. When they don’t, they risk the health and lives of consumers.

Some recent Campylobacter outbreaks in the U.S. include:

  • A multi-state outbreak of Campylobacter related to pet store puppies.
  • An outbreak of campylobacteriosis in Utah related to raw milk.
  • An outbreak across the northeastern United States associated with undercooked chicken liver.
  • Campylobacter linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome in the U.S. and Mexico related to tap water.

Speak to Our Campylobacter Attorneys Today

If you or a loved one has gotten sick due to a campylobacter infection, you should immediately contact a Campylobacter lawyer. We have recovered millions in damages for victims just like you.

Let OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers use their knowledge and resources to help you get compensation.

Call 888-828-7087 or contact us for a free consultation. We won’t charge you anything until you get compensation.

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