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Foodborne Illness Lawyer Interviews
April 24, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Barrie, ON: Diamond Pet Food and its distributor Costco is now paying out claims to Canadians whose pets required screening for salmonella poisoning or treatment for salmonella infection, or died after consuming certain Diamond Pet Foods in 2011 and 2012.Read [ Salmonella-Tainted Pet Food Payout in Canada—No Bill Required ]
May 24, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Food Poisoning Lawyer ”Besieged” with Blue Bell Creameries Victims ]
Houston, TX On April 20, 2015, Blue Bell Creameries voluntarily recalled all of the products made at its three plants in the US because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen the company detected in samples of its Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream produced between March 17, 2015 and March 27, 2015.
May 23, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ ConAgra’s Tainted Peanut Butter Multimillion-Dollar Fine a Warning to Food Manufacturers ]
Seattle, WA Attorney Bill Marler has been a pioneer in the food safety and litigation business for 22 years. He’s represented thousands of food poisoning victims, including more than 100 people sickened by salmonella-tainted Peter Pan peanut butter produced by food manufacturer ConAgra in 2007.
October 12, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Attorney: Cantaloupe Food Poisoning Dangerous for Some ]
Houston, TX As the effects of the recent listeria outbreak linked to the recent cantaloupe recall continue to spread, more reports of illness and death are coming in, including reports of health effects suffered by pregnant women. Aimee Robert, attorney with Johnson Law Group, says this listeria outbreak, which led to a recall on cantaloupe, is particularly dangerous.
March 1, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Safeway Hit with Recall Lawsuit ]
Dallas, TX Safeway is the target of a national class-action suit alleging it has failed its duty to notify customers when they have bought recalled food items. "All their competitors make the effort to contact customers," says Steve Gardner, the chief litigator for the Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). "Safeway just doesn?t make an effort to do it.
September 24, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Salmonella Tainted Eggs Injure Thousands and Thousands ]
Chicago, IL Attorney Ken Moll thinks it is high time the egg farms of America cleaned up for good. "Salmonella enteritis is the leading cause of foodborne illness in this country," says Moll. "And most of those cases from shell eggs. Farmers have not done a good job of self-policing."
October 15, 2009. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ $12 million Allocated for PCA Salmonella Foodborne Illness: Make Your Claim Now ]
Roanoke, WV In January 2009 federal officials linked products manufactured by The Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) to the Salmonella foodborne illness outbreak that sickened 677 people in 45 states and killed nine since early September 2008. Attorney Ron Simon of Simon and Luke has been in negotiations on behalf of his clients since April. "The court has finally approved our settlement process," says Simon. "If you qualify you are entitled to part of this $12 million without having to file a lawsuit."
April 23, 2009. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Texas Lawyer Inspects Peanut Corporation of America Plants ]
Blakely, GA Yesterday attorney Ron Simon investigated one plant at the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) in Texas and the second PCA plant in Georgia today. The evidence that the PCA's products were contaminated is overwhelming. And he has photos from both plants—incriminating evidence indeed. (The photo on the left shows a dead rat and several roaches.)
February 14, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Ron Simon: the Texas Peanut Butter Lawyer ]
Houston, TX Texas attorney Ron Simon finds himself, yet again, knee deep in a barrel full of peanut butter salmonella litigation cases. Although the current outbreak involving the Peanut Butter Corporation of America is grabbing the headlines now, there have been problems in the past with salmonella tainted peanut butter products. Over the last several years, Simon's firm, Simon & Luke in Houston, has handled hundreds of peanut butter related cases.
August 1, 2008. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ First Salmonella Lawsuit Filed ]
Cortez, CO On August 1, attorney Bill Marler of Marler Clark filed the first lawsuit stemming from the Salmonella St. Paul outbreak that was originally blamed on tomatoes and has now been traced to jalapeno peppers. So far the outbreak has sickened at least 1,319 people and the investigation is ongoing. The complaint was filed on behalf of Brian Grubbs against Wal-Mart and for the time being, an unknown supplier.