The DTLA Law Group is investigating class action and single party lawsuits against Mt. Healthy Hatcheries for individuals who have contracted Salmonella. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention there have been a total 158 Salmonella outbreaks. Our of the 158 infected close to 1/3 required hospitalizations. The vast majority of those who have been infected had come into contact with le live poultry sold and distributed by Mt. Healthy Hatcheries. The CDC states, “95% of ill persons with available purchase information reported buying chicks and ducklings that were sourced from a single mail-order hatchery in Ohio, Mt. Healthy Hatcheries”. The vast majority of the infections took place in the states of Ohio (6) West Virginia (4) Kentucky (6) Pennsylvania (8) North Carolina (3) and Tennessee (3) but the outbreak has spread as far as California, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. For a detailed map of the Salmonella outbreak see here.
If you have come into contact with a mail order chicken or duckling and have contracted the Salmonella infection contact our law offices. All legal consultations provided by our attorneys are provided free of charge.
Mt. Healthy Hatcheries Salmonella Lawsuit Information – Wining Your Case In the Court of Law
There are several causes of action possible in cases where the sale and distribution of a product results in harm to the consumer (ie end user). Defective Product: Generally there are three way to prove a defective product claim in the court of law. (1) Defect in the design of the consumer good. (2) Defect in the manufacturing process of the good and (3) Labeling defect – or the failure to properly warn consumers with harms associated with the use of the product.
Other Possible Causes of Action Can Include
Negligence: Breach of a duty of care owed to another person being the approximate and foreseeable cause of the harm suffered.
Breach of Implied Warranty of Merchantability: Every product including live animals and poultry carry with them an implied warranty that the product is not defective and is in line with what the purchaser expected. In other words the purchaser of the live poultry expected that the product he/she purchased did not have salmonella.
Breach of Express Warranty of Habitability: An express warranty take place when the seller of a product expressly, via words or writing guarantees that the product is not defective. For example the seller expressly outlines in its sales brochures that its live poultry does not have communicable diseases including salmonella.
Compensation Available For Victims of Salmonella Contraction
Victims of harm are entitled to compensation for all damages suffered due to the negligent of wrongful acts of liable parties. The types of compensation available for such victims include the following…
- All medical and hospitalization costs
- All future medical and rehabilitation care
- All lost wages and loss of future income
- Non economic damages including pain and suffering as well as mental anguish
Attorney Consultation: If you have any further questions feel free to contact our law offices toll free (888) 649-7166. All legal consultations are provided free of charge.
Further Information: Defective Product Lawsuits Statute of Limitations for Filing a Product Liability