DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A lawsuit against Fareway Stores, Inc. has been filed on behalf of a woman who was diagnosed with Salmonella. The lawsuit was filed February 16, 2018 in Iowa District Court, Polk County (case number LACL140410) by attorneys Ryan Osterholm and Lindsay Lien Rinholen.
“Our client is a mother of four and a cancer survivor,” said attorney Ryan Osterholm, a national food safety lawyer. “We are alleging that she contracted a Salmonella infection from chicken salad sold by a Fareway grocery store located in West Des Moines, Iowa.”
The lawsuit alleges K.H. purchased chicken salad from the Fareway store on February 11, 2018, and that the next day she experienced symptoms of a Salmonella infection, including stomach cramps and diarrhea. Over the next few days, her symptoms worsened, and, on February 14, she sought medical treatment at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.
At the hospital, K.H. was given intravenous fluids and anti-nausea medication. The next day, she went to the Methodist location in West Des Moines because her symptoms continued to worsen. A stool sample was obtained at that location, and testing revealed she had a Salmonella infection.
According to documents filed in this case, on February 9, 2018, the Iowa Department of Public Health notified the federal Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) of an investigation of Salmonella related to illnesses within the state of Iowa. Five days later, FSIS issued a public health alert relating to Fareway’s chicken salad product, which had been shipped to Fareway stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. The implicated chicken salad had been sold in plastic deli containers with a Fareway store deli label, and had been prepared between December 15, 2017, and February 13, 2018.
Pritzker Hageman, P.A., is a national food safety law firm that represents people in lawsuits against restaurants throughout the United States. Firm attorneys Ryan Osterholm and Lindsay Lien Rinholen can be contacted at 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or via the firm’s website, www.pritzkerlaw.com. The firm’s offices are located at 45 South 7th Street, Suite 2950, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402.