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Salmonella Sushi Lawsuit Filed

“Nakaochi Scrape” is the backmeat that shaved off of fish bones and then added to sushi products such as ground yellowfin tuna.  After eating sushi rolls that contained this product, two Wisconsin women became severely sick.  The restaurant had received the yellowfin tuna from India and it was packaged as safe.  However, the prosecution claims that the restaurants may not know they are selling contaminated products as distributors may remove the packaging label before delivering it.

Salmonella leads to fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps within three days and goes away within a week, usually.  The two women however sustained infections far more severe, and even required hospital attention.  One woman was diagnosed with an ulcerated colon, which she blames on the Nakaochi Scrape that she ate.

Cases of these kind usually fall under product liability laws and thus anyone in the supply chain can be held liable depending on the source of contamination.  Scientific evidence proves that the plaintiffs were made sick by a rare type of bacteria called Salmonella Bareilly.

Half a Million Plus Awarded for Personal Injury

A Wisconsin 39-year-old woman was awarded one of state’s largest settlements ever in a personal injury case involving only soft-tissue injuries.  Attorney Will Pemberton of Pemberton and Englund Law Offices, LLC said his client received a $535,000 settlement from the case completed March 15.  She received $60,000 for past pain and suffering, $175,000 for future medical expenses and $300,000 for future pain and suffering.  The only soft-tissue case to receive more was awarded in 2010 for $677,094.

Pemberton said that he and his client tried to settle the case, but could not reach an agreement with the other side. Thus, they had to go to trial.  Going to trial is always a hit or miss as you never know what the people on the other side of the bench are thinking. This case was different too in the fact that it included soft-tissue injuries, which you can’t see.  This can make it hard for a jury to understand the pain and suffering the victim went through.