Salmonella :: Peanut butter salmonella victims to protect legal rights

A Salmonella outbreak has sickened nearly 300 people in 39 states, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. The source of the bacterium has been linked to Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter.

Edgar Snyder & Associates, a law firm representing injured people, is helping victims to protect their rights.

To identify the infected Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter, locate the product code on the lid of the jar. If the code begins with ?2111? and the jar was purchased since May 2006, do not eat it. The peanut butter in question may cause Salmonella poisoning, which causes symptoms including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, fever and headaches. Salmonella can be fatal in people with weakened immune systems.

When seeking medical treatment, patients should ask that a stool culture be done for a clear diagnosis of Salmonella poisoning. This is the only way the county board of health can confirm Salmonella poisoning. If the illness is not confirmed, victims could lose their right to legal compensation.

If you have the potentially contaminated brands, save the jar of peanut butter by covering it with a plastic bag. Place it in the refrigerator so that it can be tested to confirm the bacteria. It is important to maintain clean hygiene, as hand washing helps reduce the risk of spreading Salmonella.

Edgar Snyder & Associates has experience representing the victims of national and local outbreaks of tainted food. The law firm represented victims of recent Salmonella outbreaks, including one involving an Ohio restaurant, and another that affected people in Pennsylvania and surrounding states who contracted Salmonella from tainted tomatoes at convenience stores. Edgar Snyder & Associates also helped victims of the E.coli illness that affected hundreds of people who ate tainted spinach last fall, and the law firm represented numerous people who acquired Hepatitis A dining at a franchise restaurant in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

For more information on the Salmonella outbreak and what victims can do to protect their legal rights, call Edgar Snyder & Associates at 1-800-943-3427 or visit Edgar Snyder & Associates is a plaintiff?s personal injury law firm with offices in Pittsburgh, Altoona, Ebensburg, Erie and Johnstown.

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