OFT’s Salmonella Lawyers are investigating a new outbreak of Salmonella illnesses in Northeast Illinois—including Chicago as well as Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties—that has been linked to ground beef. At least 26 confirmed cases are known so far, although that number likely underestimates the scope of the outbreak, and the outbreak is likely to grow.
The precise source of the tainted ground beef is not yet known, but we expect to learn that information soon. This page will update as we uncover more information about this outbreak. If you or a loved one believe you were sickened in this outbreak, please call or contact us using the form on this page or call us at 866-477-2141 for a free consultation.
There are more than 2,500 serotypes of Salmonella, but fewer than 100 cause infections in humans. Salmonella poisoning can be so severe that it requires people to be hospitalized. Salmonella can even be fatal when the infection leaves the intestines and travels to the bloodstream or other parts of the body. It is also possible to experience long-term side effects, including joint pain known as reactive arthritis, which is also known as Reiter’s Syndrome. This can last for months or years and result in chronic arthritis, which is difficult to treat. Reactive arthritis can also lead to eye irritation and painful urination. In rare cases, some types of Salmonella cause typhoid fever, which can be fatal.
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OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers is a national law firm that focuses on food safety and protection of those who have been infected. We have experience with all types of outbreaks, including Salmonella. We offer free consultations to anybody potentially impacted by a food poisoning outbreak, and will offer honest advice about whether it makes sense to join a Salmonella lawsuit.