cialis online

E. coli Lawsuits Filed in New England

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The families of  children sickened in two separate E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks have filed lawsuits against the meat packing firms they say are responsible.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

The first lawsuit was filed on behalf of an 11-year-old boy from Rhode Island who became ill after eating ground beef from South Shore Meats, a unit of Crocetti’s Oakdale Packing Co., while on a school field trip to a Massachusetts camp. At least 20 school children and adults became ill after they visited the camp in October.

Following the outbreak, South Shore Meats recalled 1,039 pounds of fresh ground beef patties derived from bench trim because of concerns the products were contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The second lawsuit  names Fairbank Farms of Ashville, New York as a defendant. The complaint, which was filed on behalf of a 12-year-old Massachusetts girl, claims she became ill as a result of eating E. coli-tainted meat that came from Fairbank Farms in September.

As we reported earlier this week, Fairbank Farms recalled more than a half million pounds of ground beef products after meat it packaged was implicated in an E coli O157:H7 outbreak.  Over the weekend, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said that there was an association between the fresh ground beef products subject to recall and illnesses in Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 28 people in a dozen states have been sickened in an E coli O157:H7 outbreak that may involve  Fairbank Farms products.  Two deaths may be linked to the E. coli outbreak, and a number of victims have been hospitalized.

The products subject to recall were sent to retailers including Trader Joe’s, Price Chopper, Lancaster and Wild Harvest, Shaw’s, BJ’s, Ford Brothers, and Giant Food Stores. The recall was for distribution centers in eight states, but Fairbank Farms said some retailers may have sent the affected beef to other states.

« »

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

NEWS CATEGORIES

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

ARCHIVES


Defective Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implants

The Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implant is suppose to last 15 years, but can fail in only a few years after surgery. Victims with faulty hip implants endure excruciating pain, pain in the groin, death of tissue in the hip joint and loss of surrounding bone. GET ALL THE FACTS NOW! CLICK HERE!
defective-hip-replacement.com

CAT Scans Radiation Exposure

If you had a CT or CAT scan and now have a band of missing hair, skin reddening or any other problems possibly related to a radiation overdose, you may have been exposed to much radiation due to incorrect settings on these machines. CONTACT US TODAY!
CAT-Scans-Radiation-Exposure.com

Water Contamination From Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing of Fracking a way to extract natural gas from shale is contaminating water supplies across the country. Get the facts to keep your drinking water safe for your family.
WaterContaminationFrom Fracking.com

Overexposure to PCBs

Many people unknowingly have been exposed to high levels of PCBs. Recently 3 schools in NY City were found to have dangerous levels of PCBs throughout. Many workers for Monsanto, General Electric, and Westinghouse were exposed to high levels of PCBs. PCBs are a dangerous toxic substance that doesn't break down easily and can cause chloracne, bleeding and neurological disorders, liver damage, spontaneous abortions, malformed babies, cancer, and death. GET THE FACTS!
Overexposure to PCBs.com

Great Photography

Tallis Photo, the number one photographer for great corporate, wedding, and special occasion photos. CONTACT US TODAY!
TallisPhoto.com

Poligrip Lawsuit

Super Poligrip or Fixodent May Cause Nerve Damage. 800-LAW-INFO
Poligrip-Lawsuit.com

Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured CONTACT US TODAY!
Nassau-Personal-Injury-Lawyer-Online.com

Nursing Home Blog

When a loved one is abused at a nursing home, it is time to take action. STOP nursing home abuse!
nursing-home-blog.com

Car Accident Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident CONTACT US TODAY!
www.nassau-car-accident-lawyer-online.com

Suffolk County Auto Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident in Suffolk County, NY CONTACT US TODAY!
www.suffolk-car-accident-lawyer-online.com

Don't Be Denied Veterans Benefits

If you or someone you love was denied veterans benefits CONTACT US TODAY!
www.veterans-benefits-denial.com

Oil Rig Spills Lawyer

Oil Rig Spills harm the environment and cause heavy losses to coastal game and fishing industries, as well as a loss of waterway usage, resulting in a loss of income to individuals and businesses, and a loss of beach front usage. Don't let a spill cause you harm, CONTACT US TODAY!
www.oil-rig-spills.com

Whistle Blower

Stand up and say what you think is right. See something, say something.
whistlebloweradvisor.com