Infectious Disease Attorney 

Anthony C. Coveny, Ph.D., J.D., M.A.

Infectious Disease Attorney Anthony C. Coveny, Ph.D., J.D., M.A.

  Food Poisoning Statute of Limitations
Alabama   - Ala. Code § 6-2-2 et seq.     - Two Years
Alaska   -  Alaska Stat. § 09.10.010 et seq     -   Two Years
Arizona   -  Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-542       -    Two Years
Arkansas    -  Ark. Code Ann. § 16-56-101 et seq.    - Three Years
California   - Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 312 et seq.   -   Two Years
Colorado   - Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102 et seq.      -  Two Years
Connecticut -  Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 52-575 et seq.       -Two Years****
Delaware Del.  - Code Ann. tit. 10, § 8101 et seq.        -  Two Years****
District of Columbia  -  D.C. Code § 12-301 et seq.   -  Three Years
Florida    -  Fla. Stat. Ann. § 95.011 et seq.      -  Four Years**
Georgia  -  Ga. Code Ann. § 9-3-20 et seq.    -  Two Years*****
Hawaii  -  Haw. Rev. Stat. § 657-1 et seq.   -  Two Years****
Idaho   -  Idaho Code § 5-201 et seq.     -  Two Years
Illinois  -  735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-201 et seq.  -   Two Years
Indiana  -  Ind. Code Ann. § 34-11-2-1 et seq. -  Two Years
Iowa  -  Iowa Code Ann. § 614.1 et seq.   -   Two Years
Kansas   -  Kan. Stat. Ann. § 60-501 et seq.  -  Two Years
Kentucky   -  Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.080 et seq.    -  One Year
Louisiana     - La. civil code § 3492 et seq.    -  One Year
Maine    -  Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 751 et seq.   -  Six Years**
Maryland    -    Md. Courts & Jud. Proc. Code Ann. § 5-101  -  Three Years
Massachusetts   -  Mass. Ann. Laws ch. 260, § 1 et seq.   -  Three Years
Michigan    -  Mich. Comp. Laws § 600.5801 et seq.    -  Three Years
Minnesota   -   Minn. Stat. Ann. § 541.01 et seq.  -     Six Years***
Mississippi  -  Miss. Code. Ann. § 15-1-1 et seq.    -Three Years
Missouri    -  Mo. Rev. Stat. § 516.097 et seq.   -  Five Years**
Montana  - Mont. Code Ann. § 27-2-2021 et seq. - Three Years
Nebraska  -   Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-201 et seq.   -  Four Years**
Nevada    -  Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 11.010 et seq.  -   Two Years****
New Hampshire   -  N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 508:1 et seq.    -   Three Years
New Jersey  - N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2a:14-1 et seq.      -   Two Years
New Mexico   -   N.M. Stat. Ann. § 37-1-1 et seq.   -  Three Years
New York  -     N.Y. Civ. Prac. Laws & Rules § 201 et seq.    -Three Years**
North Carolina     -  N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-46 et seq.   - Three Years**
North Dakota  -  N.D. Cent. Code § 28-01-01 et seq.  -  Six Years**
Ohio      -     Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.03 et seq.   -  Two Years
Oklahoma  -   Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, § 91 et seq.  -  Two Years
Oregon    -  Or. Rev. Stat. § 12.010 et seq.    - Two Years
Pennsylvania -  42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 5501 et seq.    -  Two Years
Rhode Island     -   R. I. Gen. Laws § 9-1-12 et seq.   -   Three Years
South Carolina   -  S.C. Code Ann. § 15-3-510 et seq   -   Three Years
South Dakota  -  S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 15-2-1 et seq.   - Three Years    

Tennessee    -   Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-3-101 et seq.  -   One Year
Texas   -  Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.001    -  Two Years
Utah  -    Utah Code Ann. § 78-12-22 et seq.    - Four Years**
Vermont    -  Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, § 461 et seq.    -  Three Years**
Virginia  -   Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-228 et seq.   -    Two Years
Washington     -  Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.005 et seq. - Three Years***
West Virginia  -   W. Va. Code § 55-2-1 et seq.  -    Two Years
Wisconsin    -    Wis. Stat. Ann. § 893.01 et seq.   -  Three Years
Wyoming    - Wyo. Stat. § 1-3-102 et seq.   -    Four Years**

recent hepatitis a outbreaks

how often is hepatitis a part of an outbreak?

by hepatitis attorney Tony Coveny, Ph.D.

Hepatitis is a common enough ailment that most of us recognize it by name - but it is rarely linked to a food borne outbreak.  Individual cases of Hepatitis A are linked to consumption of tainted food or water, especially when travelling abroad.  But in the U.S., an outbreak that is recognized by the CDC or the FDA is relatively rare.  Hence, Hepatitis lawsuits are rare - most people get sickened, either through the negligence of others or the failure to practice good personal hygiene when necessary, especially when traveling.  But rarely is an entity, such as a single food producer or a restaurant. recognized as the source of a wide-spread outbreak.  When it is, victims of the outbreak can contact a hepatitis lawyer for a discussion of their possible legal rights and what grounds there may be for filing a hepatitis claim.

In 2003, there were more than 550 hepatitis A victims whose illness could be traced to green onions served at a Pennsylvania restaurant, Chi-Chi’s.  There were also three fatalities, and 9000 customers had to be immunized!

In 2013, the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene traced a grouping of hepatitis A illnesses to had been traced to the New Hawaii Sea Restaurant in the Bronx after learning that one employee and four patrons of the restaurant had fallen ill with hepatitis A infections

In April 2008, health officials in San Diego traced a number of Hepatitis A infections to a restaurant in La Mesa, California  the Chipotle Grill restaurant

2013 - Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Frozen Berries were sold at Costco throughout the Western U.S.  They were later linked to  a large number of Hepatitis A  illnesses.  Costco removed the berries from its shelves and many potential victims were given a vaccine for hepatitis A

Note:  Hepatitis is a viral infection, unlike E. coli,salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter, or a parasite, like Cyclospora.  As such, this aprticular type of food poisoning is not susceptible to the same PFGE analysis and is not identified in stool samples or cultures,.  Elevated ST, ALT, and other liver enzymes are used to assist in diagnosis.  

There are important issues  to consider when thinking about filing a food poisoning lawsuit.

 1. How much time do I have to consider filing a lawsuit?

2. Can i settle my claim without filing a food poisoning lawsuit?

3. What type of lawyer do I need to file a food poisoning lawsuit?

4.  Is it worth my time to file a food poisoning lawsuit? 

Statute of Limitations By State - Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning Civil Law Statute of Limitations by State.  The Statute of limitations for a Food poisoning Case is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury in most cases, but there are various laws on strict liability, negligence, and wrongful death that affect the application of any given Statute of Limitations.  In all states, a Food Poisoning Claim or Food Poisoning Lawsuit must be brought within a very specific time-frame.  This set of Food Poisoning Statute of Limitations for all fifty states is a guide and should not replace contacting a Food Poisoning Lawyer to review your case and any changes in the law. Free Legal advice hotline -  713-306-3880 for Food Poisoning Lawsuits

                    *  For educational purposes only - call to speak to a Food Poisoning lawyer and to find out specific SOL requirements in your particular case.

filing a food poisoning lawsuit 

* Discovery extends to 3 years

**Wrongful death only 2 years (for Missouri, 3 year WD)

***Intentional acts 2 years, and for Minnesota, 3 year Wrongful Death

****Strict Liability or Warranty claims may have a longer SOL

*****Strict Liability is 2 years or 1 year following death

Lawyer/Attorney Tony Coveny PC © All Rights Reserved.  Food Poisoning Lawyer here to help you with filing your food poisoning lawsuit!

In addition to contacting a food poisoning lawyer, you should also contact your local or state health department - FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF HOW TO REPORT FOOD POISONING IN YOUR STATE see my page dedicated to making it easier for victims to contact their local health agencies.  Reporting enables your Salmonella lawyer ~ E. coli Lawyer ~ campylobacter lawyer to attain the evidence required to successfully file a food poisoning claim or food poisoning lawsuit.

food poisoning Statute of Limitations: Call or text 281-851-9343

Food poisoning lawyer Tony Coveny, Ph.D., is licensed in the state of Texas, with his office in Katy, Texas.

27715 Guthrie Ridge Lane, Katy TX 77494.  phone 281-851-9343.  A Texas food poisoning lawyer who has worked with victims of Vibrio, Shigella,  salmonella, listeria, E. coli, Hepatitis, and other pathogens . If you need a Salmonella Lawyer, aListeria Lawyer, an E. coli Lawyer, a Hepatitis Lawyer, or any other food poisoning lawyer, give me a call!