Listeria Food Poisoning Lawsuits Reviewed Nationwide

Listeria is an uncommon but often fatal type of gastrointestinal infection, known as listeriosis, caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate potential listeriosis poisoning lawsuits nationwide. If a serious injury or death is caused by listeria food poisoning which could have been prevented, financial compensation may be available. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

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Food poisoning outbreaks linked to listeria are less common than those caused by E. coli and salmonella, but they are often far more deadly. A cantaloupe listeria outbreak in 2011 killed at least 25 people, which was the most deadly food poisoning outbreak since 1985, when 48 people in California died due to listeria contamination of soft cheese.

Listeriosis is fatal in about one-in-four cases of infection. It is usually most dangerous to pregnant women, AIDS patients, children, the elderly and other people with compromised immune systems. There are an estimated 2,500 reported cases of Listeriosis in the U.S. every year, and it is attributed to about 500 deaths. It has also been known to cause pregnant women to miscarry.

Listeriosis symptoms could include:

  • Muscle ache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever

In severe cases, listeria infection spreads to the nervous system, which can result in complications, including meningitis.


The listeria lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate and review claims for serious injuries and deaths sustained as a result of listeriosis food poisoning which could have been prevented. If you, a friend, or a family member have been diagnosed with listeriosis resulting in severe injury or death as a result of listeria contamination, request a free claim evaluation.