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Daniella Mango Salmonella Outbreak Results in First Food Poisoning Lawsuit

A recent nationwide recall has resulted in what is widely believed to be the first salmonella food poisoning lawsuit connected to Daniella brand mangoes. The claim was filed on behalf of a 92-year-old woman who was hospitalized late last month after eating one of the recalled mangoes. The woman’s lawsuit is the first to be filed as a result of the outbreak, which has reportedly sickened more than 100 people around the country.

Free Daniella Mango Salmonella Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after eating Daniella mangoes, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the producer of the mangoes and we can help.

What’s the problem?

September 7, 2012 – The new salmonella food poisoning lawsuit was filed yesterday against California-based Splendid Products on behalf of Dorothy Pearce in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

According to allegations raised in the complaint, Pearce suffered from nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and severe stomach cramping after eating a Daniella mango. The plaintiff was subsequently diagnosed with Salmonella Braenderup, the strain identified in last month’s nationwide mango recall.

Pearce is one of at least six Washington State residents confirmed to have suffered from salmonella food poisoning after eating recalled Daniella mangoes. The vast majority of the 104 confirmed victims in the United States live in California, but the outbreak has reportedly spread to at least 16 other states. Additionally, Canadian health officials have confirmed another 21 salmonella illnesses in that country.

Both whole foods as well as processed foods containing mangoes have been named in the recent recall, which has involved products from major food retailers including Giant, Wal-Mart, Wawa and Trader Joe’s. At least 12 other establishments have recalled products since last month’s original recall announcement.

Salmonella Food Poisoning (Salmonellosis)

Salmonella bacteria are a group of microscopic living creatures that are among the most frequently reported cause of foodborne illnesses nationwide. The salmonella family includes nearly 2,500 stereotypes of bacteria, the most common of which are Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium. These strains account for about half of all human infection.

According to the FSIS, salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) causes an estimated 1.4 million cases of foodborne illness and more than 400 deaths each year in the United States alone. Although in certain individuals salmonellosis may be asymptomatic, most people experience some or all of the following symptoms within eight to 72 hours after contaminated food is consumed:

  • diarrhea (which may be bloody)
  • abdominal cramps
  • fever
  • chills
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Most salmonella outbreaks can be avoided through cleanliness – hand washing with soap and hot water can do wonders to prevent infection. By using filtered drinking water, washing produce thoroughly, and not consuming undercooked foods such as eggs or meat, you can also greatly reduce your chance of being exposed to salmonella bacteria.

Do I Have a Daniella Mango Salmonella Poisoning Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Daniella mango recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.

Free Daniella Mango Salmonella Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after eating Daniella mangoes, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a salmonella food poisoning suit and we can help.

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