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Soy Nut Butter Lawsuit Filed in Illinois

A new lawsuit has been filed against the SoyNut Butter Company of Illinois by a husband and wife who allege E. coli poisoning from I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one got sick after eating I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

March 17, 2017 – According to the lawsuit (PDF), Plaintiffs Kelli and Derek Vanderby of Sonoma County, California, purchased I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter, with Kelli consuming it regularly in the days before her E. coli illness developed.

On or about Jan. 20, Kelli developed severe gastrointestinal symptoms including bloody diarrhea which got worse over the next few days. On Jan. 23, she was admitted to Petaluma Valley Hospital, where she was diagnosed with an E. coli O157:H7 infection.

She remained hospitalized until Jan. 27, and her recovery is ongoing as she faces uncertain future medical complications, according to the lawsuit.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), at least 16 infections of the outbreak strain E. coli STEC O157:H7 have been reported in 9 states. Eight people have been hospitalized, and 4 have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

As in previous lawsuits filed over E. coli from soy nut butter, the recent complaint names “John Doe Manufacturer” as a defendant in an effort to force the actual manufacturer of the contaminated soy nut butter.

The lawsuit was filed on March 16, 2017, in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, under case number 1:17-cv-02055.

Do I Have a SoyNut Butter Recall 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 soy nut butter lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new E. coli infection cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed symptoms of food poisoning after eating soy nut butter, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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