No Legal Action Yet in Salmonella Case


Sumter County, Alabama The attorney for those impacted by a West Alabama salmonella outbreak says it is a wait-and-see situation right now.

Attorney John Stamps says no legal action has been taken right now because everyone is simply waiting on the results of the investigation to be made available. Stamps tells Newscenter 11 preliminary numbers show between 70 and 100 people were sickened from the outbreak at a funeral earlier this summer that left one person dead.

"I guess there is some hints that this thing might have been the fault of the church," Stamps says. "There is no evidence of that at all. We just want to make that very clear. There is no evidence that the church was at fault in this matter. And that's part of the investigation that we're still waiting on to come through. And I think from what I've learned and from what I've heard, that the church even had a 100 rating from the health department. So, I don't think it's going to fall in the feet of the church. Pretty sure of that."

An exact date for when the investigation will be complete is unknown.


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