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Texas Woman Sues Blue Bell Creameries Over 2015 Listeria Outbreak

A woman from Galveston, Texas, has filed a lawsuit against Blue Bell Creameries alleging that she and her daughter contracted a listeria infection after eating Blue Bell ice cream.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one got sick after eating Blue Bell ice cream, 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?

April 25, 2017 – According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff Ursula Burton bought Blue Bell ice cream from a Valero gas station in April 2015, and that both she and her daughter became violently ill after eating it.

“As a result of eating the contaminated Blue Bell ice cream, plaintiff Ursula Burton was diagnosed with listeriosis,” the complaint states.

Burton also claims that as a result of her illness she is now lactose intolerant, and that her daughter has developed a sensitivity to dairy products.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced in March 2015 that it was investigating an outbreak of listeria infections linked to ice cream produced at the Blue Bell Creameries plant in Brenham, Texas.

According to health officials, at least 5 patients who were treated at the same Wichita hospital were infected with 1 of 4 rare strains of Listeria monocytogenes. Three of the strains were found in ice cream products produced at the Brenham facility.

Of the infections, 3 deaths were reported. Blue Bell Creameries removed the affected products by picking them up directly from the retailers and hospitals it serves. The company also shut down the production line where the ice cream was made.

Burton is seeking $200,000 to $1 million in damages for pain and suffering, anguish, medical expenses, and damages from physical impairment and lost wages.

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 lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria infection cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed symptoms of food poisoning from Blue Bell ice cream, 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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