August 14, 2007: Arby’s and Salmonella, Together Again

“Here we go again,” said attorney Eric Weinberg after learning about the recent Grant County Salmonella outbreak, linked in part to an Arby’s Restaurant located in Moses Lake, Washington.

There have been 17 confirmed cases over the past 6 months. In an earlier statement, the county health department said that the outbreak was caused by an uncommon strain of Salmonella known as Salmonella serotype senftenberg.

The Grant County Health District is actively investigating the outbreak; some of the 17 known cases have not been directly traced to Arby’s. Meanwhile, the restaurant is not operating.

Attorney Eric Weinberg, along with co-counsel Andy Childers of Atlanta, Georgia, currently represent dozens of individuals who became ill with Salmonella food poisoning after eating at an Arby’s located in Valdosta, Georgia.

Salmonellosis is an infection caused a bacterium called Salmonella. One of the most common foodborne illnesses, it occurs when food contaminated with Salmonella is consumed. Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning can include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), fever, chills, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain12-72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 – 7 days. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to suffer severe illness.

If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of Salmonella food poisoning, and you have a question about you legal rights, please fill out a free case evaluation form, or contact us toll free at 1-877-934-6274.

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg currently represents victims of the recent Arby’s, Peter Pan brand peanut butter, Veggie Booty, and Pars Cove Salmonella outbreaks. To learn more about our law firm, please visit food poisoning lawyer.

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