Last month we wrote about three people in Thurston County and six people in Pierce County in Washington State who became ill with E-coli after eating tainted lettuce. A few of these victims were so sick they had to be hospitalized. Now one, of those victims, Heather Whybrew, a Pacific Lutheran University student and a resident of Federal Way, has filed suit in King County Superior Court.
According to The News Tribune, Whybrew names Northwest Fruit and Produce Inc. and other unidentified growers, shippers and packers in her suit.
The Center for Disease Control reports that there are about 73,000 cases of E-coli O157:H7 every year in the U.S. and about 60 deaths. Some times the affects of the illness can last a lifetime. Severe kidney problems may be a lingering effect.
This information was brought to you by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We successfully won a sizable settlement for a Washington State boy who became seriously ill after eating at a fast food restaurant.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to food poisoning, salmonella, E-coli or another foodborne illness, contact The Farber Law Group today for a free case evaluation.