First Lawsuit Filed Against JBS Tolleson in Raw Beef Salmonella Outbreak
Phoenix, Arizona—The first lawsuit was filed today in Maricopa County Superior Court against JBS Tolleson Inc. on behalf of Dana Raab of Florence, Kentucky, who was diagnosed with Salmonella after consuming ground beef produced by the company. Ms. Raab is represented by Marler Clark, the food safety law firm, and O’Steen & Harrison, PLC, a top-rated Arizona law firm.
Ms. Raab purchased ground beef from Sam’s Club on September 9, 2018. Three days later, she made meatloaf with a portion of the ground beef and froze the remaining product. On September 13, she began experiencing symptoms of severe diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. For the next two days, she was not able to keep any food down and eventually sought medical attention.
On September 15, Ms. Raab sought emergency medical treatment and was admitted to the hospital for five days. At the hospital, she was diagnosed with severe dehydration, a blocked bile duct, and a stool culture tested positive for Salmonella Newport. She continues to recover from her Salmonella-related injuries.
On October 4, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), announced a recall of 6,912,875 pounds of JBS Tolleson raw beef products possibly contaminated with Salmonella Newport. To date, 57 people have been sickened with Salmonella Newport across 16 states.
“Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella has been a growing concern in the US over the last decade,” said Bill Marler, managing partner at Marler Clark, in Seattle. “USDA/FSIS must consider calling it what it is—an adulterant—and banning products that are in fact contaminated with it,” added Marler.
About Marler Clark
Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks. The Salmonella lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $650 million for clients. Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants. The law firm has brought Salmonella lawsuits against such companies as Cargill, ConAgra, Peanut Corporation of America, Sheetz, Taco Bell, Subway and Wal-Mart.
About O'Steen & Harrison, PLC
O’Steen & Harrison, PLC has protected the rights of injured persons since 1974. The firm concentrates on personal injury and consumer cases involving dangerous products. O’Steen & Harrison is av-rated (the highest rating) by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. It also is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best law firms in America.
If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact us for a free case evaluation.
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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.