Dinesh Ramde of Minneapolis Associated Press reported in "Man sues ConAgra over pot pie tainted with salmonella," on our client Eric J. Mand of Malone of Fond du Lac County who bought a ConAgra Banquet pot pie in mid-September. A few days after eating one, he became so sick with severe gastrointestinal symptoms that he required hospital care on two separate days. Today we filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin a lawsuit on his behalf. I am on my way to Salt Lake City to mediate Dole Spinach E. coli cases, so one of my crack associates stepped into the media void:

"Foodborne illness is sometimes passed off as a mild stomachache but I assure you, if you talk to a victim like Eric, this is certainly not something you would ever want to go through," said Drew Falkenstein of the law firm Marler Clark. "This is not a flu virus."

Mr. Ramde also reported that my firm, “Marler Clark, based in Seattle, has filed six other lawsuits against ConAgra in connection with the pot pie recall. The others were filed on behalf of residents of Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska, as well as three in Washington.”  We have been retained by 20 others.  According to the CDC, at least 272 isolates of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- with an indistinguishable genetic fingerprint have been collected from ill persons in 35 states. Ill persons whose Salmonella strain has this genetic fingerprint have been reported from Arizona (1 person), Arkansas (4), California (18), Colorado (9), Connecticut (7), Delaware (5), Florida (2), Georgia (2), Idaho (11), Illinois (7), Indiana (3), Iowa (1), Kansas (4), Kentucky (9), Massachusetts (7), Maryland (7), Maine (2), Michigan (3), Minnesota (7), Missouri (18), Montana (6), Nevada (6), New York (10), North Carolina (2), Ohio (11), Oklahoma (1), Oregon (4), Pennsylvania (18), Tennessee (6), Texas (4), Utah (12), Virginia (9), Vermont (2), Washington (27), Wisconsin (24), Wyoming (3).

  • Keisha williams

    I am 1 of the people that had gotten very very ill from the contaminated PotPies in Wisconsin,I had been working with an Attorney, but so far no results has anyone ben able to get a settlement from their illness???????

  • Jamie Merner

    Has anyone in Wisconsin ever been compensated for their illness from eating the Turkey Banquet Potpies?if so please send message to this add.Thanks

  • dakota

    Conagra thinks that the victims would not have became ill if we would have cooked the pot pie correctly. We just followed directions, right? And, why did their new microwavable pot pies have new directions on them? ConAgra is going to try and get away with that excuse so they don’t have to compensate you a lot!

  • dakota

    Conagra is so disgusting. I can’t believe they are saying it’s our fault we became ill. We just followed the directions on the box. And if they would not have been contaminated with salmonella, then we would not have became ill.

  • dakota

    I have been working with an attorney, but ConAgra is slow to accept our settlement demand. Good Luck to all who are trying to be compensated for becoming ill. It may take some time, but if you have positive stool culture results with the specific salmonella serotype from the pot pies, there is no way ConAgra can deny you compensation! Good Luck!

  • me

    So how much is the avrage amount they settle for?