Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Arizona Resident Sickened by Contaminated Cucumbers
Phoenix, Arizona—Elisabeth Barber joins five other Arizona residents who have filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona alleging injuries from cucumbers contaminated with Salmonella. The Salmonella outbreak is linked to cucumbers grown at Rancho Don Juanito in Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson, a food company based out of San Diego, California.
Our firm filed the lawsuit on behalf of Ms. Barber and represents each of these six individuals who have brought claims in Arizona as a result of this Salmonella Poona outbreak. The case is captioned Barber v. Andrew and Williamson Sales, Co. We are working will Bill Marler of Marler Clark, L.L.P., P.S. on these cases.
The lawsuit alleges that Ms. Barber became sick after eating raw cucumbers purchased at a Fry's Food Stores location in Mesa, Arizona on August 7, 2015. The cucumbers were used to prepare a California roll.
After becoming ill, Ms. Barber required medical attention at Mountain Vista Medical Center. Following her discharge from the hospital, she learned that her stool sample had tested positive for Salmonella. Public health officials then contacted her to informed her that she was part of the Salmonella Poona outbreak linked to cucumbers.
The lawsuit was brought on behalf of an adult and a child who allege injuries from the contaminated cucumbers. The outbreak is linked to cucumbers grown at Rancho Don Juanito in Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson, a food company based out of San Diego, California.
As of September 15, 2015, public health officials have attributed the Salmonella outbreak to 418 illnesses. Deaths have been reported in Arizona, California and Texas. The states hardest hit by the outbreak have been Arizona and California, which have reported 72 illnesses and 89 illnesses, respectively.
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