The CDC (Centers for Disease and Control) is still searching for the source of the E. coli contaminated romaine lettuce. The CDC says to not consume any romaine lettuce unless it can be confirmed it was not grown in Yuma, Arizona.
This now includes all types of romaine lettuce including heads, hearts, chopped and any romaine in salad mixes.
84 people in 19 states have gotten sick due to the contaminated romaine in the last two weeks.
Half of the people who have gotten sick were hospitalized including nine people who developed kidney failure.
One in six Americans get food poisoning each year and surprisingly, almost half of all cases were caused by produce.
Always be sure to wash your produce and check expiration dates prior to consuming.
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
If you can prove that your food poisoning or food-related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.
A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food- related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated or misbranded food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.
Source: Vox.com, “How salad became a major source of food poisoning in the US”