Our lawyers are investigating an outbreak of Campylobacter food poisoning linked to drinking raw milk purchased at Ropelato Dairy in Weber County, Utah. To date, 45 cases of illness have been reported from the following counties: Cache, Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, Utah and Weber. There are also 2 reported cases in California and Idaho.
People over 60 are at higher risk of having severe complications from a Campylobacter infection. We had one client who was paralyzed from the neck down. He drank raw milk that was contaminated with Campylobacter bacteria, fell ill a few days later and then developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which caused the paralysis.
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Brendan Flaherty were the lead lawyers for that case. You can call 1-888-377-8900 to contact them about food poisoning from raw milk.
Onset dates of the 45 people sickened range from May 9, 2014 to July 21, 2014. The cases range in age from two to 74 years.
Evidence Linking Ropelato Dairy to the Campylobacter Illnesses
All 45 cases reported drinking raw milk from Ropelato Dairy in Weber County in the week before onset of illness. Tests done by the Utah Department of Agriculture on raw milk samples at the dairy were positive for Campylobacter. This is solid evidence linking the illnesses to raw milk from the dairy.