salmonella Ibs, ibd

are salmonella and irritable bowel syndrome linked? Reactive Arthritis?

By Texas Food Poisoning Lawyer,

"Salmonella Lawyer" Tony Coveny, Ph.D.

For many years now, Salmonella Lawyers have noted many of the victims of a Salmonella Outbreak have suffered from irritable bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or other form of colitis such as diverticulitis or Crohn's. 

Traditionally, most people believed that salmonella was relatively harmless, and that IBS or IDB were not linked to salmonella poisoning.  But this is changing, with new research backing up what many salmonella lawyers already believed - that the onset of salmonella causes or triggers gastrointestinal problems a victim did not experience prior to becoming ill. 

The long-term effects of salmonella are now being considered in light of new data that point to the possibility of life-long colitis, IBS, IBD, and other forms of colitis as  a consequence of salmonella food poisoning. 

At least one recent study shows that acute gastroenteritis can lead to an 8-year prognosis or IBS - another that 12 of 38  who were sickened with salmonella experienced IBS 12 months post-infection - and yet another pointed to post-Shigella infection with colitis that led to a 5 year history of IBS. 

This new line of research indicates the long-term side effects of salmonella may include irritable bowel syndrome or irritable bowel disease in many who have been diagnosed with salmonella, specially if the gastroenteritis is severe (which may be the case in victims with antibiotic, and often recurring, salmonella infections). 

In each case, expert medical analysis is needed to establish this link - something a salmonella lawyer may assist in establishing for a salmonella lawsuit.  If you believe you have acquired salmonella caused IBS, salmonella caused IBD, or gastrointestinal side effects from salmonella, you may be entitled to future medical expenses as part of your Salmonella Lawsuit.  This may be true especially if you were a victim of antibiotic-resistant salmonella liked to a Salmonella Outbreak.

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Salmonella and Reactive Arthritis

Also known to cause irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), irritable bowel disease (IBD)

The evidence is in that salmonella food poisoning can cause reactive arthritis in rare instances, and has been known to cause lengthy cases of irritable bowel disease (IBD) ad  irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) - these are the unfortunate side effects in some victims of an acute case of salmonellosis, and can require a great deal of future medical assistance, meaning significant medical expenditures in the future.  Expert medical opinions are necessary to establish the link between reactive arthritis and salmonella, or the link between IBS or IBD and salmonella food poisoning, but the body of literature supporting this link has grown substantially in recent years and medical professionals see more and more cases of long-term illness linked to salmonella food poisoning.  There is also growing evidence of IBS and IBD linked to E. coli infection.

Antibiotic resistant salmonella

By Texas Food Poisoning Lawyer "Salmonella Lawyer" Tony Coveny, Ph.D.

salmonella poisoning should always be addressed by a qualified medical professional.  Proper testing is also recommended, which includes a stool test, to determine the serotype of salmonella, such as Salmonella Heidelberg  and Salmonella Newport, to name only a couple identified in  recent salmonella outbreaks.  Identifying the serotype enables health agencies to track and stop outbreaks, as well as giving companies the opportunity to initiate recalls that , in the long run, may save lives.  But equally important, proper culturing is vital to enable a medical professional to know what type of antibiotic to prescribe. In one recentsalmonella outbreak, over two-thirds of the victims had salmonella strains that were resistant to commonly prescribed antibiotics such as sulfisoxazole, ampicillin, gentamicin, kanamycin,  chloramphenicol, streptomycin, or tetracycline.  And in many cases (nearly a third) the strain was resistant to two or more.

Only a medical professional can determine if antibiotics are right for you, and in some cases may simply recommend rest and fluid intake.

Antibiotics resistant salmonella can lead to recurrent illness and possible IBS or IBD.

The FDA has taken a rare step in using a power seldom exercised - they have ORDERED a Las Vegas company to recall all of its Kratom products and to ensure that they are taken off the market.  The mandatory recall ORDER follows the refusal by Triangle Pharmanaturals to cooperate in the recall.  The FDA's Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, justified the action: “This action is based on the imminent health risk posed by the contamination of this product with salmonella, and the refusal of this company to voluntarily act to protect its customers and issue a recall." The refusal to issue a recall will likely be an important issue in subsequent Kratom Salmonella lawsuits.

salmonella sources

Where do people get salmonella poisoning?

By Texas As a Civil Law Food Poisoning Lawyer "Salmonella Lawyer" Tony Coveny, Ph.D.

Salmonella is passed in the feces of animals and humans, and hence it can get into the food supply through manure on farms, animal droppings on farms, through rodents, birds and insects in processing plants, and when those who are ill do not properly wash their hands after defecating.  Bacteria and pathogens can also be spread if workers in the fields do not use proper bathrooms (or are not provided proper facilities) and defecate in the fields.   It can also spread through cross contamination - I have seen many cases as a salmonella lawyer where health agencies have noted bacteria potentially being spread through improper cleaning and food handling practices. For example: salmonella, 
E. coli, and Listeria, have been known to be in puddles around buildings that are then carried by a  person's shoes to other parts of the plant; salmonella, once introduced, can infect a particular machine (such as a peanut crusher or a meat slicer), and if it is not properly cleaned, can spread to other products and continue to contaminate for many days; salmonella can be in a  single product but spread to other products - in some instances, this is because raw meats are placed above uncooked foods in a refrigerator or freezer; salmonella can spread when food is not maintained at cold or hot enough temperatures for hours at a time; and utensils, such as knives, can spread the bacteria when used repeatedly without cleaning. 

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Kratom Salmonella Lawsuit Lawyer: Food Poisoning

seasonal update

salmonella outbreaks traditionally peak in august

by salmonella attorney Tony Coveny, Ph.D.

When are most salmonella outbreaks?  Are salmonella outbreaks seasonal?  When am I most likely to get salmonella? 

Salmonella is a seasonal pathogen that follow a fairly standard path.  The CDC reported in an analysis of 11 years of reporting, that salmonella cases are least reported in February, with 1 to 2 thousand specimens collected, and then rapidly and steadily increase to approximately 5 times that number in August, before beginning a steady and rapid decline again.  In the same study, the CDC found that salmonella disproportionately affects those under four years old, and hits males more than females when the victims are under 19 years old, but females more than males in older groups.

Note:  Cases of Campylobacterseem to follow the same trend, but cases of Listeria,Hepatitis A, and Botulism do not.

Kratom Salmonella Lawsuit Lawyer -  text or call about your potential case: 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!

Hepatitis A Outbreak  

- so far at least 100 get Hepatitis A from drinking strawberry smoothies -

By Texas As a Civil Law Food Poisoning Lawyer "Salmonella Lawyer" Tony Coveny, Ph.D.

The CDC has confirmed at least 100 victims have bee sickened by consumption of Tropical Smoothie Cafe Strawberry smoothies. The victims have acquired Hepatitis A, which is a serious and debilitating disease that attacks the liver. 
 To file a Hepatitis Lawsuit, call 713-306-3880 or click here.

Infectious Disease Attorney 

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

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

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