In April, Blue Bell Ice Cream recalled its entire product line – ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and other treats – because of listeria contamination. Listeria causes listeriosis, a serious bacterial infection that affects primarily pregnant women, newborns, adults with weakened immune systems, and the elderly. Three deaths in Kansas happened after the deceased persons ate products from the Blue Bell production facility in Brenham, Texas, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If you become the victim of listeria or any other kind of food poisoning from eating ice cream or any other nourishment product in southern California, you may be able to file a product liability claim and win reimbursement for your medical treatment and related expenses. If you or someone you love has been – or becomes in the future – a food poisoning victim, discuss your legal rights and options immediately with an experienced Pasadena product liability attorney.
When you purchase a nourishment product from your local grocer or restaurant, you have the right to expect that the food is safe for you and your family. Proving that you’ve suffered nourishment poisoning can be difficult. If the food can’t be tested because it’s gone, a lab test – or your medical records – must prove that a parasite, bacteria, or virus was present in the food. All parties involved in the food’s distribution chain can be investigated; food can become tainted during processing, packaging, shipping, storage, or preparation. If you’ve suffered as a result of food poisoning, speak at once with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Listeriosis is an extremely dangerous foodborne illness; even healthy adults who are not in the high risk categories can become victims. Listeriosis symptoms can include fever, muscle aches, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems. If you believe that you’ve contracted food poisoning, you must get medical attention immediately. As soon as you’ve received treatment, put your case in the hands of an experienced Pasadena product liability attorney who will fight aggressively for the compensation you need and the justice you deserve.