A recall was announced by King Nut Companies after it was determined a salmonella outbreak iwas linked to peanut butter King Nut manufactures. The Center for Disease Control, (CDC), believes that at least 399 people have been infected throughout the country. As news of the outbreak spreads, this number will likely grow.
It is believed the outbreak initially started in September 2008, however, many cases were reported from October 2008 through December 2008, including at least one death. Cases have been reported in 42 states. Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Symptoms can last a few days or up to a week. The infection usually subsides, but at times it may be fatal, and therefore, if you believe you are suffering from salmonella, contact a physician immediately.
If you believe you have suffered from a salmonella infection as a result from eating peanut butter manufactured by King Nut Companies, you should contact an attorney to find out your legal rights and if you are able to recover from King Nut Companies for the injuries you suffered.
Currently a partner with the McCallister Law Group, Marc McCallister first worked as a defense attorney at a large insurance defense firm where he defended area hospitals and physicians. He now concentrates on his areas of expertise, which include medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, premises liability, motor vehicle and wrongful death cases.