The first lawsuit filed against the SoyNut Butter Co. over an expanding E. coli outbreak seeks compensation for the injuries of an 8-year-old boy who was hospitalized for 25 days and continues to suffer adverse health complications.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one got sick after eating soy nut 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 8, 2017 – According to the lawsuit, the victim is one of 12 people in 5 states who developed an infection of the outbreak strain E. coli O157:H7 after eating I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter.
The complaint was filed Monday in federal court in Illinois by California residents Mosby and Erin Simmons on behalf of their son, Trevor, against the SoyNut Butter Company of Glenville, Illinois. Plaintiffs are accusing the company of negligence, breach of warranty and strict products liability.
Trevor, who regularly ate I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter in his home, became ill with food poisoning on Jan. 25, according to the lawsuit. His symptoms progressed and he was taken to a hospital on Jan. 30, and transferred to Lucile Packard Stanford Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto 3 days later, where his E. coli infection was diagnosed.
The boy was treated with dialysis and blood transfusions for hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), and released after 25 nights of hospitalization, according to the lawsuit. The complaint also states that at least 5% of children who develop HUS go on to develop long-term kidney damage.
SoyNut Butter Recall Expanded
The SoyNut Butter Company on Saturday expanded the recall to include the following products:
- 15-ounce plastic jars of I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter with the Best By dates July 05, 2018, August 30, 2018, and August 31, 2018;
- Individual portion cups of I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter with the Best By date as August 08, 2018; and
- 4-pound plastic tubs of I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter with Best By dates of November 16, 2018, and July 25, 2018.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments are warning against eating all I.M. Healthy brand products with soy nut butter, specifically including granola.
Do I Have a Soy Nut 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 E. coli food poisoning after eating SoyNut Butter, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.