November 20, 2017

Salmonella Outbreak Associated with AR Chuck Wagon Restaurant

A Salmonella outbreak that may have sickened 30 people is associated with the Chuck Wagon Restaurant in Stuttgart, Arkansas, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. There are four confirmed cases of Salmonella in this outbreak so far.

Salmonella Bacteria

The press releases states that “Epidemiological information suggests that the Chuck Wagon Restaurant in Stuttgart, AR is the likely site of the outbreak.” Public health officials are investigating, collecting biological specimens from ill persons, information about where they have eaten, and any other possible common exposures, including animal or worksite exposure. The site has been inspected. Officials have identified a common food source “and identified risks were removed.” A follow-up inspection will be conducted at the restaurant.

Anyone who ate at that restaurant on or around August 14 to 16, 2017 and are experiencing the symptoms of a Salmonella infection should see a doctor, and then contact the Arkansas Department of Health. You can call 501-537-8969 or email adh.fooddsafe@arkansas.gov.

The symptoms of a Salmonella infection include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, and sometimes vomiting. These symptoms usually begin 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the pathogenic bacteria. Most people are sick for four to seven days, and most recover without medical treatment. Some people, however, do become so sick, from sepsis or dehydration, they must be hospitalized. There is no information on whether or not anyone has been hospitalized in this particular outbreak.

To prevent a Salmonella infection, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom, taking care of someone who is sick, or changing diapers. Always cook meat and poultry to safe internal temperatures, wash produce thoroughly and avoid problematic foods such as raw milk and raw sprouts.

Bad Bug Law Team | Pritzker Law Firm

If you have been diagnosed with a Salmonella infection after eating at the Chuck Wagon Restaurant in Stuttgart, Arkansas, contact the lawyers from our experienced legal team for help at 1-888-377-8900.

Pritzker Hageman law firm represents and helps people who have been sickened by contaminated food. We get answers, compensation for those who have been injured, and justice through our work. Our lawyers represent families of children sickened with bacterial infections in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against retailers, grocery stores, food processors, restaurants, daycare centers, schools, and others. Attorney Fred Pritzker and his team of experienced attorneys recently won $7.5 million for young client whose kidneys failed because of hemolytic uremic syndrome after an E. coli O157:H7 infection. Please note that class action lawsuits are usually not appropriate for outbreak victims because these types of cases are unique.

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