Wright County Egg Salmonella Outbreak LawsuitsIn August 2010, eggs produced by Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa were determined to be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis (SE). The company initiated a massive, two-stage recall of 380 million eggs. On August 20, a second Iowa egg producer, Hillandale Farms, launched an additional recall of 170 million eggs, bringing the total nationwide to 550 million. The CDC reported 1,609 cases of SE in the outbreak linked to eggs from both companies. Victims were confirmed nationwide.
Marler Clark represented several victims of an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at the Baker Street Restaurant and Pub in Kenosha, Wisconsin. That outbreak was matched to the Wright County Egg strain of SE. The firm filed multiple Salmonella lawsuits against the egg producers and represented many victims of the nationwide outbreak. All claims brought on behalf of victims of the outbreak were resolved.
August 19, 2010 - First Lawsuit in Salmonella Egg Outbreak Filed by Marler Clark
August 26, 2010 - Marler Clark Files Salmonella Egg Lawsuit in Iowa
August 31, 2010 - Salmonella Egg Lawsuit Filed by Marler Clark
September 8, 2010 - Food Safety Attorney Seeks Entrance to Contaminated Egg Farm
September 27, 2010 - Punitive Damages Added to Salmonella Egg Lawsuits
October 6, 2010 - Marler Clark Offers A Way for Egg Companies to Express Their Sorrow