Unfortunately, an outbreak of salmonella infections is occurring in people who ate at Moby Dick House of Kabob. The chain restaurant has locations in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
There have so far been nine cases of salmonella infections in Maryland that have been confirmed since September 10, 2019. Of those, eight reported eating hummus from Moby Dick House of Kabob, state health officials said, noting the investigation into the infections is ongoing.
Moby Dick House of Kabob has nine Maryland locations: Baltimore, Bethesda, College Park, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Potomac, Pikesville and Rockville.
Moby Dick House of Kabob also has locations in Virginia and Washington, D.C., but health officials say the salmonella cases have only been reported in Maryland.
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Signs & Symptoms of Hummus Caused Food Poisoning From Salmonella
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most individuals recover without treatment. In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites. In these cases, Salmonella can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.
About Class Action Lawsuits
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a hummus salmonella class action suit and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of injured individuals and/or their family members that have been diagnosed with the illness after eating contaminated food.
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual hummus salmonella lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Hummus Food Poisoning Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in hummus caused food poisoning lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Again, if you were the victim of food poisoning from hummus and diagnosed with salmonellosis, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.