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Elliot Olsen is a nationally known foodborne illness lawyer who has regained millions for clients. If you or a family member contracted salmonellosis after eating at Milk and Honey, you might have reason to file a Salmonella lawsuit. Please call (612) 337-6126 for a free consultation.

Milk and Honey, a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, has been hit with four lawsuits after at least 20 customers reported becoming sick with Salmonella.

According to Nashville’s WKRN-TV, the lawsuits are each seeking up to $1.5 million in damages from Milk and Honey after the August foodborne illness outbreak. The suits allege improper management and poor training led to the Salmonella infections.

Milk and Honey facing Salmonella lawsuits in Nashville

Milk and Honey, a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, is facing multiple lawsuits after at least 20 customers became sick with Salmonella. The USDA determined the culprit to be short rib gnocchi (pictured) that was prepared with contaminated Gravel Ridge Farms eggs.

Milk and Honey:
Contaminated eggs

Brian Todd, a spokesperson for Metro Public Health Department (MPHD), said diners became ill after eating the restaurant’s short rib gnocchi, because the dish used contaminated eggs from an Alabama farm.

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that the eggs came from Gravel Ridge Farms, which was the source of contaminated eggs that produced a Salmonella outbreak last fall in which 44 people were sickened and 12 of them hospitalized in 11 states.

Taylor Monen, owner of Milk and Honey (214 11th Avenue South), called the outbreak an “unfortunate incident” and said the restaurant has cut ties with the Alabama farm after the outbreak. He did not comment further.

Milk and Honey:
Gravel Ridge Farms

Last Sept. 8, Gravel Ridge Farms recalled cage-free large eggs with “use by” dates of July 25, 2018, through October 3, 2018. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) subsequently declared the Salmonella outbreak from contaminated Gravel Ridge Farms eggs over as of last Oct. 25.

In addition to the 44 people sickened across 11 states, ill people ranged in age from 1 year old to 94, with a median age of 32. Sixty percent of those sickened were female. No deaths were reported.

Milk and Honey:
About Salmonella

Salmonella are responsible for approximately 1.2 million foodborne illnesses in the U.S. each year, according to the CDC. The bacteria produce an illness called salmonellosis, which affects the intestines and is one of the most common types of food poisoning yearly.

Salmonellosis can develop anywhere from 12 hours to 72 hours after one consumes food that is contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonellosis symptoms

As with most types of foodborne illnesses, salmonellosis symptoms generally include:

  • abdominal pains
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • chills.

Symptoms can last up to a week, and most people recover without needing to see a health-care professional. Sometimes, however, diarrhea becomes so severe that dehydration occurs, and then hospitalization is necessary.

High-risk demographics

The CDC estimates that of those 1.2 million annual cases of salmonellosis, 23,000 victims will need to be hospitalized, and approximately 450 of them will die.

Salmonellosis complications

People most at risk for complications are children younger than 5, senior citizens, and anyone with a weakened immune system, most predominately pregnant women.

Complications from salmonellosis can occur when Salmonella bacteria enter the bloodstream. Those complications can produce conditions such as:

  • endocarditis, which is an infection of the heart’s inner lining that usually involves the heart’s valves.
  • meningitis, which is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.
  • osteomyelitis, which is a type of bone inflammation that usually targets the legs, arms, or spine.
  • reactive arthritis (Reiter’s syndrome), which is a form of inflammatory arthritis that develops in response to a Salmonella infection elsewhere in the body.

Pregnancies at risk

Pregnant women are at a higher risk for contracting salmonellosis because their immune systems are weakened because of hormonal changes. A pregnant woman who contracts Salmonella can experience a miscarriage, premature labor, or even stillbirth.

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