Taco Bell lawsuits are unfolding from the Salmonella outbreak that infected at least 68 people in 10 states. National food safety law firm PritzkerOlsen, P.A., is an advocate for victims of this outbreak, which hit hardest in Texas and Oklahoma. A third of all case patients were hospitalized.
To reach a Taco Bell Salmonella litigator, call PritzkerOlsen for a free case consultation at 1-888-377-8900 or leave your contact information and a staff attorney will call you to discuss Taco Bell food poisoning liability issues and answer any questions you might have. Our firm is one of the very few in the country practicing extensively in food borne illness litigation and we have collected millions for victims of Salmonella and other types of food poisoning.
The outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis likely came from a widely distributed contaminated food product common to certain Taco Bell locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio and Tennessee. The public health investigation that began in October has not pinpointed the cause, but Taco Bell has admitted to being the restaurant that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified in the only official summary of the outbreak as the "Mexican-style fast food Restaurant Chain A.''
Food Poisoning at Taco Bell
The outbreak is believed to be over, peaking in October and November of last year, but any family or individual who is considered a case patient can bring an action for recovery of claims against Taco Bell, which has been sued successfully in the past for food borne illness outbreaks. In 2006, this national restaurant chain was identified by a federal health investigation as the center of a 5-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in the Northeast that sickened at least 71 people. And in 2010, Taco Bell was implicated in a 21-state outbreak of Salmonella.
In the U.S. food safety system, litigation plays an important role in holding wrongdoers accountable for food contamination that makes people sick. Many healthy adults survive Salmonella infections without seeing a doctor, but the pathogen should not be underestimated as a potential cause of severe illness or death, especially in young children, older adults and people who have weakened immune systems, including people of any age who are fighting cancer.