Listeriosis food poisoning can be caused by negligence in the manufacturing, packaging, preparation or handling of food products. Eating foods contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria could lead to severe and potentially fatal illness.
REVIEW A LISTERIA LAWSUIT: Lawyers review potential food poisoning lawsuits for Listeriosis poisoning which can be traced to a particular manufacturer, retailer, restaurant or food preparer.
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OVERVIEW: Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause mild to severe infection of the gastrointestinal tract. The strain which causes listeriosis food poisoning is Listeria monocytogenes. Those with weak immune systems, the very young, elderly or pregnant woman face the greatest risk of listeriosis from consumption of food contaminated with Listeria. In severe cases, the infection could spread via the bloodstream to the nervous system, and the food-borne infection carries a devastating fatality rate of about 25%.
In most cases, Listeria food poisoning lawsuits are filed after a mass produced food is caused to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, resulting in widespread sickness.
LISTERIA FOOD POISONING SYMPTOMS: According to health officials, about 2,500 cases of Listeriosis are reported in the U.S. every year, of which about 500 typically result in death. Pregnant women are 20 times more likely and AIDS patients are 300 times more likely to be affected than healthy adults.
Listeriosis symptoms could include:
- Muscle ache
In severe cases, the bacteria can spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and the nervous system, causing meningitis and other complications. For pregnant women, the illness may lead to miscarriages, premature deliveries, stillbirths, or Listeria infections in the newborn.
LISTERIA TREATMENTS: A blood test is often required to diagnosis Listeriosis, as there are no reliable serological or stool tests available.
Listeriosis can be treated with antibiotics, and Ampicillin is the most commonly used drug.
LISTERIA OUTBREAKS: Listeriosis can be prevented by maintaining proper hygiene when preparing food, cooking raw meats and vegetables thoroughly, and sanitizing food preparation surfaces. The bacteria is most commonly found in soft cheeses, pates, smoked fish and unpasteurized milk products.
When mass produced foods are contaminated with Listeria during the manufacturing, processing or packaging process, this could cause a large number of people to become sick, and often results in Listeria food poisoning lawsuits.
Recent Listeria food poisoning outbreaks and recalls include:
- August 2008: Progressive Gourmet Chicken Roller Sandwich Recall in Massachusetts
- December 2007: Milk Products from Whittier Farms in Shrewsberry, Massachusetts resulted in 2 deaths
- November 2002: Recall of Chicken Products from Pilgrim’s Pride, which killed 7 people, sickened 46 and caused 3 miscarriages
- Summer 1985: Mexican-style soft cheese in Southern California caused 47 deaths, including 19 stillbirths and 10 infant deaths
GregJanuary 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm
I found out from my boss that we were working with listeria positive meat. I have suffered serious mental anguish. I plan on getting a blood test soon. My understanding is that listeria may not be detected for up to 90 days. Our company seems to take this listeria lightly as we have encountered more in our process.
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Simply Potatoes Recall: Listeria Risk for Frozen Potatoes and Shredded Hash Browns : AboutLawsuits.comFebruary 24, 2009 at 3:38 pm
[...] Northern Star Co. has announced a frozen potatoes recall for Simply Potatoes hash browns, homestyle slices and red potato wedges, as well as Dinners Choice and Farm Fresh shredded hash browns. The bags of frozen potatoes may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which could produce listeriosis symptoms. [...]
Enoki Mushrooms Recall: Potential Listeria Contamination : AboutLawsuits.comFebruary 3, 2009 at 3:48 pm
[...] the contaminated enoki mushrooms could result in symptoms of listeriosis, such as muscle aches, fever, nausea or diarrhea. The elderly, pregnant women, newborns and people [...]
Bacon Bits Recall: Risk of Listeria Contamination : AboutLawsuits.comJanuary 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm
[...] Although no reports of illness have been confirmed as a result of the salad toppings, testing has indicated that the bacon bits may be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, which could cause an infection of the gastrointestinal tract known as Listeriosis. [...]
7-Eleven Breakfast Burrito Recall in Colorado: Risk of Listeriosis : AboutLawsuits.comJanuary 2, 2009 at 4:50 pm
[...] Approximately 172 pounds of 7-Eleven burritos containing potatoes, bacon, egg and Montery Jack cheese have been recalled due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, which could result in severe food poisoning known as Listeriosis. [...]
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Low Protein Imitation Cream Cheese Recall and Peanot Butter Recall : AboutLawsuits.comDecember 15, 2008 at 4:03 pm
[...] Cambrooke Foods, LLC has issued a recall for their Imitation Cream Cheese and Low Protein Peanot Butter due to concerns that some of the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which is a bacteria that may cause severe and potentially fatal listeriosis food poisoning. [...]
Blimpie Beef Sandwich Recall: Possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination : AboutLawsuits.comDecember 1, 2008 at 3:32 pm
[...] Approximately 5,250 pounds of frozen Blimpie beef sandwich portions sold since November 14, 2008, have been recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, which is the bacterium that causes listeriosis food poisoning. [...]
Hot Dog Recall: Possible Contamination with Listeria : AboutLawsuits.comNovember 10, 2008 at 7:58 pm
[...] Over the weekend, the USDA posted a information about a hot dog recall for 28,610 pounds of weiners produced on September 22, 2008 which were sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee under the Zeigler’s brand and with other generic labels. The recalled hot dogs may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which could lead to a severe and potentially fat[Show More][...] Over the weekend, the USDA posted a information about a hot dog recall for 28,610 pounds of weiners produced on September 22, 2008 which were sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee under the Zeigler’s brand and with other generic labels. The recalled hot dogs may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which could lead to a severe and potentially fatal form of food poisoning known as Listeriosis. [...]
Chicago Listeria Recall: Contaminated Turkey Burrito Wraps : AboutLawsuits.comOctober 1, 2008 at 6:33 pm
[...] Listeria infection can severely affect the gastrointestinal tract. Listeriosis symptoms include muscle ache, diarrhea, nausea and fever. [...]
Two Listeriosis Recalls Posted by FDA : AboutLawsuits.comSeptember 2, 2008 at 2:11 pm
[...] The FDA has posted two separate food recalls for pre-packaged American Subs and Smoked Salmon sold at grocery stores and convenience stores. Sampling has detected that the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which could cause listeriosis food poisoning. [...]
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