Plaintiff in the suit, Melissa Carmicle of Laurel County, Kentucky, claims she became seriously ill after eating tainted beef produced by K2D Foods, which issued a recall for 113,000 pounds of meat on Tuesday.
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What’s the problem?
Carmicle alleges that as a result of her illness, she was hospitalized for symptoms of kidney failure, according to the complaint, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
After 3 days in the hospital, she was discharged but then started having seizures when she got home, the lawsuit states. Carmicle is seeking damages in excess of $75,000, saying K2D is liable for selling “unreasonably dangerous and defective ground beef.”
E. Coli Outbreak Timeline
- April 10 – E. coli outbreak spreads to 5 states, sickens 96;
- April 13 – More than 100 people diagnosed with E. coli infections related to contaminated beef;
- April 23 – K2D Foods recalls 113,000 pounds ground beef related to the outbreak;
- April 24 – Outbreak expands to 10 states; Grant Park Packing recalls 53,200 pounds of ground beef.
Food Poisoning Statistics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year in the U.S., approximately:
- 48 million people get sick from foodborne illnesses;
- 128,000 are hospitalized;
- 3,000 die from complications of food poisoning;
- Many others are harmed by chemical and physical hazards associated with food intake;
- Animals also suffer illness and injury related to food.
Do I Have a Beef 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 beef recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
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