Can I Sue Nestle for E. coli Food Poisoning?
If there is evidence supporting your claim that a Nestle product made you sick, you have the right to sue the company for E. coli food poisoning. Many factors determine if there is a claim for compensation.
E. coli Outbreak Linked to Nestle Cookie Dough
June and July 2009 – An E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 80 people in 31 states may have been caused by contaminated Nestle Toll House cookie dough, according to the FDA, CDC, and state health officials. E. coli O157:H7 has been found in Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough. Furthermore, an FDA inspection of the Nestle Toll House cookie dough plant found equipment that was not able to be properly cleaned. A 2006 FDA inspection of the plant found four deficiencies.
The E. coli victims have suffered serious illness. Some of them have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which often causes kidney failure, brain damage, pancreatitis, heart problems, and a host of other health problems. HUS is sometimes fatal.
Nestle has recalled Toll House cookie dough products due to this E. coli outbreak.
The amount of compensation for an E. coli victim is dependent on a number of factors, including the length of the hospital stay, the estimated time for recovery, complications related to the E. coli poisoning (for example, kidney failure, brain injury, pancreatitis, sepsis, seizures, coma, and death), estimated medical expenses into the future, and other factors.
The compensation available for victims and their families, may include payments for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of quality of life
- Other damages.
Our law firm focuses on E. coli litigation cases, and our attorneys do not settle for less than what we know a case is worth.
Nestle Toll House E. coli Lawsuit: Proving the Case
In order to win a Nestle Toll House E. coli lawsuit, we would have to prove the following three elements:
- The Nestle Toll House cookie dough was contaminated with E. coli bacteria. This can be done with epidemiological evidence (interviews, etc.) and/or microbiological evidence (genetic test results finding that the same strain of E. coli in the product sickened the people who ate Nestle Toll House cookie dough).
- The E. coli contamination caused illness, and
- You suffered damage as a result of the E. coli contamination.
Our lawyers have handled numerous E. coli cases. They thoroughly understand how to use the epidemiological and microbiological evidence to obtain compensation for E. coli victims.
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