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Marler Blog Providing Commentary on Food Poisoning Outbreaks & Litigation

Salmonella Heidelberg Cases Near 750 in Chicago

As of noon today, a total of 736 people have reported that they became ill after they ate food purchased from the Pars Cove booth—up from the 717 reported Friday. One hundred twenty-four of the 736 are laboratory-confirmed cases of salmonellosis, with more results pending—up from the 116 reported on Friday. Of the 124, 98 have been identified as Salmonella Heidelberg, one of the more common Salmonella serotypes in the United States. A total of 32 people have been hospitalized—up from the 31 reported on Friday.  We will likely enter litigation this week.  We have been contacted by dozens of victims because of our nearly 15 years of experience with salmonella food poisoning cases like this.