Clover sprouts served on Jimmy John's sandwiches between December, 2011 and March, 2012 were the source of a multi-state E. coli O26 outbreak. On February 15, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and various local and state health departments to investigate an E. coli O26 outbreak linked to raw clover sprouts served on sandwiches sold at Jimmy John's restaurants in five states. As of April 4, the CDC had confirmed that at least 29 people, including 6 who were hospitalized, had become ill with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O26 infections associated with the consumption of raw clover sprouts.
The Marler Clark E. coli attorneys filed 4 separate lawsuits against Jimmy John's associated with this outbreak. The E. coli lawsuits were filed in Iowa (3) and Michigan (1). The law firm pursued additional E. coli O26 claims on behalf of victims of this Jimmy John's clover sprouts outbreak. 2 cases remain in litigation.
Marler Clark has represented victims of past Jimmy John's sprout-related outbreaks.
The Marler Clark attorneys have filed lawsuits on behalf of E. coli and Salmonella outbreaks traced to Jimmy John's restaurants in several states. Jimmy John's sprout-related cases the law firm has been involved in include the 2010 Salmonella outbreak among Jimmy John's customers who ate contaminated alfalfa sprouts and a 2008 E. coli O157:NM outbreak traced to alfalfa sprouts served at Colorado Jimmy John's restaurants.
Jimmy John's E. coli Lawsuit Press Releases
* Marler Clark Files Lawsuit in Jimmy John’s E. coli Outbreak