Tuna Sushi Lawsuit Filed in Boston, Massachusetts by Pritzker Salmonella Lawyers

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A national food safety law firm, PritzkerOlsen, P.A., has filed a lawsuit in Boston, MA against Moon Marine USA on behalf of a woman who contracted Salmonella Bareilly after eating a spicy tuna roll at the Thelonious Monkfish restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Attorney Fred Pritzker

Attorney Fred Pritzker

Our clients have suffered and will continue to suffer great physical and emotional pain because tuna scrape used for sushi rolls was adulterated with a dangerous pathogen.

A resident of Malden, Middlesex County, MA who is battling a severe Salmonella Bareilly infection has filed a lawsuit against Moon Marine USA, a foreign corporation organized under the laws of the State of California. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, Boston Division (case number 1:12-cv-10819-RGS).

State and federal health officials have linked an outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly to a raw tuna product manufactured and sold by Moon Marine, “Nakaochi Scrape.” Hundreds of people have been sickened in 24 states and the District of Columbia. At least 27 people in Massachusetts have confirmed cases.

The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $75,000, according to the complaint. She is represented by national food safety law firm Pritzker Olsen, which also represents other victims of the outbreak.

According to the complaint, on March 26, 2012, the Salmonella Bareilly victim ate a spicy tuna roll at the Thelonious Monkfish restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that contained “Nakaochi Scrape” manufactured and sold by the defendant Moon Marine. Two days later, she began to suffer severe gastroenteritis including vomiting, cramping and severe diarrhea. Her symptoms continued to intensify over the next two days until she sought medical treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital.

After receiving medical treatment, a stool sample was taken at the hospital and later tested positive for Salmonella Bareilly. Further testing by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health showed it was a PFGE match (genetic match) to the Salmonella Bareilly outbreak cluster.

Since becoming ill in March, several more stool samples have been taken, and have all tested positive for Salmonella Bareilly. Because the plaintiff has not had a negative stool sample, she is unable to legally return to work.

"Our clients have suffered and will continue to suffer great physical and emotional pain because tuna scrape used for sushi rolls was adulterated with a dangerous pathogen,'' said Fred Pritzker, lead attorney for the firm’s Salmonella lawsuits. "My experience is that outbreaks like this one are caused by poor sanitation measures and inadequate pathogen testing.''

To date, over 250 people in the following states have been sickened by Salmonella infections (Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga) linked to tuna manufactured and sold by Moon Marine: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

Pritzker Olsen, a nationally recognized food safety law firm, is representing victims of the tuna sushi Salmonella outbreak throughout the United States, and Salmonella attorneys at the firm are available for a free consultation regarding a tuna sushi lawsuit. The firm is one of the few in the nation practicing extensively in the area of food poisoning litigation and has collected millions for victims of Salmonella. For more information, contact Fred Pritzker at 1-888-377-8900 (toll free), or email Fred at fhp(at)pritzkerlaw(dot)com. The firm has offices at Plaza VII, Suite 2950, 45 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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