O'Steen & Harrison Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Arizonans Sickened by Cucumber Salmonella Outbreak
Phoenix, Arizona—Today, we filed a lawsuit against Andrew and Williamson Sales, Co. on behalf of two Arizonans who fell ill after eating cucumbers contaminated by Salmonella. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, is captioned Walker v. Andrew and Williamson Sales, Co. (2:15-cv-01805-SRB). We are working will Bill Marler of Marler Clark, L.L.P., P.S. on these cases.
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.
Public health officials have tied more than 300 illnesses from 27 states to these cucumbers. The state hardest hit by the outbreak is Arizona, with 60 reported cases. California and Utah have reported 51 and 30 illnesses, respectively.
Food Poisoning News
The first lawsuit was filed today in Maricopa County Superior Court against JBS Tolleson, Inc. on behalf of Dana Raab, who was diagnosed with Salmonella after consuming ground beef produced by the company.The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that JBS Tolleson is recalling 6,500,966 pounds of raw ground beef due to a Salmonella outbreak. Officials with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health report that at least nine people have been sickened due to eating raw ground tuna contaminated by salmonella.