Written by Katharine Richter
On September 7, 2015, the first lawsuit related to a Salmonella outbreak that occurred due to tainted cucumbers distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce Inc. was filed by Marler Clark law firm on behalf of Kathleen Dvergsten in the Minnesota United States District Court.
Kathleen Dvergsten of Minnesota allegedly contracted Salmonella after eating a contaminated salad at a Red Lobster on August 11, 2015. According to filed complaint, the plaintiff was hospitalized from August 14 to August 20, where she was treated for Salmonella. According to Marler Clark law firm press release, “285 people from 27 states [became] ill from eating Mexican-grown cucumbers imported by California company [Andrew & Williamson].”
The causes of action being brought against Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce Inc. are strict liability, breach of warranty, negligence, and negligence per se.