Don’t Eat Those Mangoes - Maryland Injury Lawyers Blog
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Sep 18, 2012 in Negligence
The Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers not to eat mangoes produced by Agricola Daniella because Salmonella has been found in their mangoes. The Center for Disease control has indicated that there has been an outbreak in salmonella cases in the USA with 105 salmonella diagnosis in 16 states.
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Salmonella is an illness often associated with food poisoning. Infants, the elderly and children are most at risk for acquiring salmonella. The symptoms include diarrhea, fever and stomach aches about 12-72 hours after the infection sets in. Salmonella can spread from the intestine to other body systems including the blood stream. It is a serious illness that can cause death if not treated properly. If you or your family members have signs or symptoms of salmonella, you should immediately call your doctor.
Legal cases related to food poisoning in fruits and vegetables such as salmonella are, essentially, product liability cases. Ideally, it is important to save/preserve the food that was contaminated and have it tested (a lawyer can help with this process). The causes of action to be considered for most food poisoning cases include: negligence, strict liability failure to warn, breach of warranty of fitness, and violation of consumer protection statutes. If you or someone you care about has suffered an injury as a result of consuming contaminated food (often fruit or meat), call Goldberg Finnegan, LLC at 888-213-8140. We provide a free phone consultation regarding your foodborne illness legal claim.