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

As a salmonella lawyer, I can attest that most instances of salmonella poisoning come from a breakdown in the  food processing and handling process.  In fact, in most instances of all the major pathogens, such as  
E. coli,salmonella, and Cyclospora, are introduced into the human food chain when human or animal feces gets into the food. And although it goes against traditional wisdom, many salmonella outbreaks are related to vegetables, grains, and other non-meat products! 

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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!

How is salmonella spread?

By Texas Food Poisoning Lawyer

 Tony Coveny, Ph.D.

Salmonella outbreaks happen when feces are introduced into the food we eat. It can be on a food server's hands or from bird or rodent droppings in a warehouse that is used to process food, or from myriad other sources. In many salmonella lawsuits, findings that animals, birds or insects were in the production areas is one of the most important findings because companies have an obligation to protect food from the carriers of deadly bacteria.

What causes salmonella? Salmonella, once it is ingested, begins to multiply. It can grow quickly in the intestinal tract, and at some point the symptoms of salmonella begin to manifest as the body fights the infection. Salmonella food poisoning can happen in as little as a few hours or it can take days - a salmonella lawsuit takes different incubation periods into account.

What are the symptoms of salmonella? Diarrhea, stomach cramping, vomiting, nausea, a slight fever, and other, more serious side-effects can occur. Some people will think they have a stomach virus. In a salmonella lawsuit, a positive identification of salmonella is vital to rule out ta viral infection.  That is why a stool culture is so important.

How do they treat Salmonella? Antibiotics are available, but in most cases they treat the symptoms and try to make a person comfortable so they can "get through" the illness. As a Food Poisoning Lawyer, "Salmonella Lawyer," practicing civil law, I encourage people to seek medical attention, as the medical analysis and identification of salmonella is often a key part of the evidence in a Salmonella Lawsuit. This is because, as a salmonella lawyer, my priorities are 1)  the healthy recovery of my client, and 2)  to preserve the evidence and provide a proper foundation for bringing a claim against the party responsible for my clients salmonella food poisoning.

How do I file a Salmonella Lawsuit?

Filing a Salmonella Lawsuit is like any other lawsuit, but proving your case often requires getting tested, establishing which type of Salmonella you have been infected with, a PFGE match will be done (that is the DNA footprint of the salmonella which you have been infected with), and then the health department investigators will establish which establishment or food was infected with that particular type of salmonella. Testing and saving any remaining food is vital, if not absolutely necessary. As a Salmonella Lawyer, I realize that people are often too sick with food poisoning to think about saving and preserving evidence, that is why I like to talk to my clients early on, and encourage them totalk to a Salmonella Lawyer as soon after they become ill as possible. This is also important due to statute of limitations in food poisoning cases, which vary by jurisdiction.

A Salmonella Lawyer can also assist you in determining what damages you may claim, including past and future medicals, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  For a list of Food Poisoning Statute of Limitations, or "how soon do I need to file a food poisoning lawsuit," click here.

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

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Announces Federal Court Order Shuttering Non-Compliant Food Processor

by Salmonella Lawsuit Lawyer Tony Coveny

The track record of Los Angeles based Neptune Manufacturing is so bad that a federal court recently ordered production ceased until the company can bring its production standards up to FDA requirements for safe food production. Neptune Manufacturing makes ready-to-eat smoked and pickled fish products that include pickled herring, steelhead trout, turbot/halibut, whitefish, salmon and mackerel. Sold primarily in bulk in California and Nevada, the fish production company failed at least seven facility inspections going back to 2006. On at least four occasions, the potentially deadly bacteria Listeria monocytogeneswas identified on the product, and on three occasions the potentially deadly bacteria Clostridium botulinum was identified. According to the FDA’s Melinda K. Plaisier, “when a company and its owners repeatedly violate the same food safety procedures, their failure to improve their processes and clean up their facility endangers the public.”

Salmonella LAwsuits

how is a food poisoning lawsuit different from other personal injury cases?

by Salmonella Lawyer Tony Coveny, Ph.D.

In short, it is not.  A personal injury is just that, a personal injury.  There is no board certification or special training a lawyer receives to be a food poisoning lawyer.  Its just that this sort of personal injury case is unique in that the science used to prove a case is distinct, and there is a way to proceed in these cases much like there are ways to proceed in cases that involve automobile accidents, 18 wheeler accidents, crane accidents, airplane crashes, or medical malpractice accidents.  There are very few attorneys in the U.S. who do only food poisoning claims and lawsuits.  The law, however, does not see a food borne illness case differently from a case involving any other personal injury case - the issues are straight forward, though it takes experience to understand the science.  All personal injury starts with someone  owing someone else a duty - and here that duty is to provide safe food.  There is also a breach in that duty, such as allowing raw chicken to come into contact with cooked foods (cross contamination).  Finally, there must be an injury.  It is not enough for me to find out a restaurant made bad food - a victim is someone who ate it and got sick!

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Outbreak Defined: "2 or more victims of a single pathogen"

By Texas Food Poisoning Lawyer

Tony Coveny, Ph.D.

People often wonder what the definition of an outbreak is.  An outbreak is when more than one person is made ill from the same pathogen.  In many cases, the victims are not related, and the only thing they have in common is a food source, such as a product purchased at Costco or a meal at Applebee's Restaurant.  The common pathogen and the common source help health investigators trace the origin of the food poisoning.  This is called a trace-back investigation, and it indicates that investigators have identified victims of one pathogen, and then through interviews or questionnaires have been able to pinpoint commonalities among the victims.   When a food poisoning questionnaire, or in this case a specific  salmonella questionnaire, identifies a common purchase, such as chicken, in a relevant time period before the onset of illness, this product is flagged and the  compared with answers by people who did not get sick.  For example, if 87% of the victims recall eating romaine lettuce, but only 13% of the healthy people ate romaine lettuce, this is a statistically likely source. 

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4/14/2018: Rose Acres Farms is Recalling Nearly a Quarter of a Million Eggs After Salmonella Causes at Least 22 illnesses.  The Rose Acre Farms Salmonella Outbreak is the Largest Salmonella Outbreak Recall in Nearly  Decade.  Salmonella Braenderup.


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When a person gets sick from
Salmonella food poisoning, it is called Salmonellosis.

  1. Salmonella enterica is the most common of about 2300 strains of Salmonella bacteria - many of which make Humans sick. 
  2. Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Enteritidis account for one-half of all Salmonella infection in humans.
  3. Salmonella follows the fecal-oral  route, which is to say, it is shed in feces and then consumed by the unknowing who ingest infected fruit, vegetables, or meats. 
  4. It only takes about 15-20 cells of Salmonella to infect a person. 
  5. According to one source, Salmonella in the U.S. is most common in the Northeast, and a common source is young chicks and baby turtles!
  6. 75% if Salmonella enteritidis outbreaks have been traced, traditionally, to Grade A eggs! About .01% of all eggs are believed to be infected with this or another strain.
  7. According to the CDC, Salmonella is one of the most frequently reported source of food borne illness in the U.S.
  8. About 42 thousand cases of salmonellosis, usually caused by food poisoning, are reported in the U.S. each year.
  9. The CDC believe, however, that there are about 1.2 millions actual cases of salmonellosis in the country each year.
  10. Food infected with Salmonella does not look, smell, or taste different.
  11. Salmonella Typhimurium is most often from another animal, while Salmonella Enteritidis is most often from eggs and poultry.
  12. A new variant of Salmonella Typhimurium, known as DT104, is antibiotic resistant
  13. Victims usually get sick in 6-72 hours, and have acute symptoms for a matter of days to a couple of weeks
  14. Recently, Salmonella Heidelberg linked to Foster Farms Chicken has led to many hundreds of reported cases, with many having antibiotic resistant features
  15. Salmonella is the most reported bacterial infection linked to food, followed by Campylobacter
  16. People who think they are sick from Salmonella should fill out an online heath report - called the Electronic Consumer Complaint Reporting Form