MINNEAPOLIS – LawFuel.com – Food safety lawyer Fred Pritzker is calling on Jimmy John’s and alfalfa sprouts supplier Tiny Greens Organic Farm to immediately pay medical expenses and other costs incurred by victims of a Salmonella outbreak that has been associated with consumption of alfalfa sprouts at certain Jimmy John’s restaurants.
Pritzker, founder of Pritzker Olsen attorneys, has been retained by an Illinois woman who is an apparent victim of the outbreak and he is continuing to accept additional new cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 20 percent of the people infected by the outbreak strain of Salmonella have been hospitalized for treatment. To date, no deaths have been reported but Salmonella is capable of killing people with weakened immune systems, including the elderly and very young.
The CDC and FDA, working with state partners, have announced a preliminary link between Tiny Greens alfalfa sprouts and the outbreak. Approximately half of the illnesses occurred in Illinois, where many of the ill individuals ate sandwiches containing sprouts at various Jimmy John’s, the CDC has said. Tiny Greens and Jimmy John’s are both based in Illinois. Other states involved in the outbreak include California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin, according to the CDC.
While Jimmy John’s sprouts Salmonella litigation is pending, the companies should quickly alleviate the acute financial burden on victims who have lost wages and incurred substantial medical bills.
“It is only fair that Jimmy John’s and Tiny Greens pay for hospitalization and other direct costs while related legal issues, including pain and suffering, are pending,’’ Pritzker said. “The families deserve that peace of mind.’’
Attorney Fred Pritzker can be reached at 1-888-377-8900 (TOLL FREE) or through his website, www.pritzkerlaw.com. Mr. Pritzker is the founding partner of PritzkerOlsen, P.A., a Minneapolis, MN law firm that represents Salmonella and E. coli victims nationwide. Mr. Pritzker has won millions for food poisoning victims and has appeared on national and local news programs to discuss foodborne illness lawsuits and food safety.