E. coli, Salmonella, Cyclospora, and Hepatitis A among the Most Dangerous Pathogens this Year: Food Poisoning Lawyers at Ron Simon & Associates File Hundreds of Claims and Lawsuits in 2013
The food poisoning lawyers at Ron Simon & Associates have been busy this year with national salmonella, E. coli, Cyclospora and Hepatitis A outbreaks that are estimated to have sickened thousands of individuals in 2013. And these outbreaks represent only a small portion of the CDC-estimated 48 million cases of food poisoning that likely occurred in 2013. Of the estimated one-in-six Americans who have been sickened by food poisoning this year, only the most serious are believed to have sought medical attention, and only a small portion of those were tested for a food borne pathogen such as E. coli, salmonella, or Listeria. Fewer still were tested for such pathogens as Hepatitis A or Cyclospora.
When the victims of these outbreaks have sought medical attention, often local and state health departments were able to investigate and to help contain the spread of such dangerous pathogens.
But state and federal health departments are only one mechanism working to prevent and control the spread of food borne illness. Food poisoning claims and lawsuits, like those brought by Ron Simon and Associates, also play an important role in cleaning up the national food supply and in preventing injuries that could be prevented through the adoption of proper food handling and processing procedures. These claims and lawsuits put a great deal of pressure on producers and vendors of food in the U.S. to do engage in responsible behavior to safeguard the public.
Ron Simon represents hundreds of victims in these 2013 outbreaks, and is working to push the companies involved to improve the way they process and prepare food. He also works to protect the rights of his victims and to recover for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The following are among the recent salmonella, E. coli, Cyclospora, Hepatitis A, and other outbreaks that Ron Simon is currently working on to recover for his clients:
Salmonella: Among the many thousands of victims of salmonella food poisoning, salmonella lawyer Ron Simon has taken the lead in a number of outbreaks, including the Firefly Tapas Kitchen and Bar salmonella outbreak in Las Vegas, the Iguana Joe’s salmonella outbreak in Humble, Texas, and the Mount Everest salmonella outbreak in the Baltimore, Maryland. Ron Simon represents hundreds of salmonella victims linked to these establishments and other outbreaks nationwide.
Hepatitis A: Hepatitis lawyer Ron Simon has also taken the lead in the Hepatitis A outbreak linked to imported berries from Turkey. These pomegranate seeds were infected with Hepatitis A and then sold to Townsend Farms, in Oregon, who included the berries in its organic berry mix. The frozen, antioxidant berry mix was then sold at Costco retail outlets throughout the Western United States. Hepatitis lawyer Ron Simon represents many of the victims of this outbreak in at least seven states, including California, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon, and Texas.
Cyclospora: The year 2013 will also be notable for the number of Cyclospora victims sickened after ingestion of this parasite that is considered rare in North America. Cyclospora lawyer Ron Simon represents many of the hundreds of 2013 victims of the Cyclospora outbreak that has been traced to leafy greens and cilantro from Mexico. Many of these victims have become very ill, with symptoms that often last for months. The average person becomes ill within a couple of weeks of consuming the tainted product–health departments have linked this outbreak to salad sold at certain Olive garden and Red Lobster establishments and cilantro sold at certain Mexican-themed restaurants. Cyclospora lawyer Ron Simon represents victims in the Olive Garden and Red Lobster outbreaks, as well as those linked to Cyclospora from Mexican restaurants.
E. coli: Ron Simon also represents many victims of E. coli, including those linked to the romaine lettuce sold at Schnuck Markets. Among the many victims of E. coli represented by Ron Simon are those who have suffered from ongoing and potentially life-threatening side effects, such as kidney failure. E. coli, which is a potentially deadly bacteria, like many pathogens is often spread by human or animal feces. This sort of contamination considered preventable.
If you or a loved one are a part of one of these outbreaks, or a victim of food poisoning, the attorneys at Ron Simon & Associates encourage you to seek medical attention and to be treated to safeguard your health. If you are diagnosed with a food borne pathogen, the food poisoning lawyers at Ron Simon & Associates may be able to assist you in protecting significant legal rights you may have. Call 1-888-335-4901 or 713-306-3880 to speak to a food poisoning lawyer.