According to recent information the Richmond California based company Glass Onion Catering is recalling more than 90 tons of salads sandwiches and wraps produced at their California facility. The recall is in response to a major outbreak of E-coli illnesses amongst individuals who purchased have consumed their foodstuffs sols at local and national chain. California seems to be the epicenter of the E-coli outbreak, however there have been reports of E-coli poisoning across the western part of the United States including Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and Texas. Products with pre-cooked chicken recalled include, the brand Delish, Atherstone, Super Fresh Foods, Lunch Spot, and Trader Joe’s Brand Chopped ans Mexicali Salads.
The strain of the E.coli O157:H7 PFGE has been known to result in serious medical health complications necessitating hospitalization and long term medical care.
Victims Right to Compensation
: Individuals who have suffered serious injuries due to contaminated food manufactured by Glass Onion Catering and sold at trader Joe’s and other establishments are entitled to compensation under the law. Our law firm is actively investigating possible class action and single party claims for food poisoning.
Filing a Food Borne Illness Claim -Product Liability Cause of Action
Generally there are three way a plaintiff’s attorney can prove a product liability lawsuit in the court of law. (1) Defect in the original design of the product resulting in injury to the consumer. (2) Defect in the manufacturing, processing and distribution process of the consumer product resulting in contamination of the food. (3) Labeling defect – also referred to as failure to properly warn of known or knowable harm the individual consumer.
Other Potential Causes of Action:
Other causes of action which can used to pursue a food poisoning lawsuit include
How Long Do I have to File a Lawsuit -Statute of Limitations
- Breach of Warranty: Most manufactured products including processed foods and salads carry with them an implied warranty of safety.
- Negligence: Food productions and processing facilities owe a general duty of reasonable care to their customers. Liability is established when a breach of a company’s duty of care results in significant injury to an individual.
: Statute of limitations is the timing deadline a victim has to file a personal injury civil claim against an at fault party. Failure to file within a timely matter can result in the loss the right to compensation under the law. The statute of limitations for filing a case is based on the jurisdiction where the case will be tried in. For example the statute of limitations for filing a food poisoning claim in California is two years from the date of the incident. For more information on the filing deadline for all 50 states and jurisdictions see here
Consulting With an Attorney
: Our law firm provides all potential clients with confidential case reviews free of charge. To contact us regarding your E-Coli food poisoning claim call our law offices toll free (855)385-2529.
Average Food Poisoning Settlement Value