Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was sickened after eating Blue Bell products, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
May 28, 2015 – David Philip Shockley worked at a retirement community in 2013 when he “consumed a variety of Blue Bell ice cream products contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,” according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Austin, TX.
After eating the ice cream, Shockley “developed a severe listeriosis infection,” according to the complaint. “The bacteria infected [his] blood and migrated to his brain, where it caused extensive damage, leaving him unconscious and near death.”
As a result of his illness, Shockley is unable to work and had to move in with his parents to be cared for, the lawsuit alleges.
Shockley’s case is not among the listeria illnesses linked to Blue Bell ice cream in Texas, where a strain of the deadly bacteria found in 3 hospitals matched strains taken from Blue Bell products. At least 10 people in 4 states are confirmed to have developed listeriosis as a result of eating Blue Bell ice cream.
After investigators from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) found evidence of listeria contamination at Blue Bell plants in Brenham and in Broken Arrow, Okla., the company recalled all of its products and launched a massive cleanup effort. It has since signed an agreement that calls for more stringent testing before products are shipped out for distribution.
Do I Have a Blue Bell Ice Cream Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed listeriosis after eating Blue Bell Ice Cream, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.