On March 4 2011 the Food and Drug Administration released a recall of several brand names of hazelnuts and mixed nuts manufactured by Defranco & Sons out of Los Angeles. To date there have been seven known cases of e coli outbreaks in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin due to the consumption of these nuts.
TSR Injury Law represents one of the 7 victims from the Hazelnut E coli outbreak. We are dedicated to helping those suffering the serious and potentially life threatening consequences of this outbreak. If you have been impacted by this outbreak or any food poisoning then it is important that you seek legal counsel.
E Coli Hazelnut Outbreak Recall
The recalled brand names include Sunripe Mixed Nuts, Sunripe Hazelnuts and George Packing Hazelnuts. There is a possibility that the mixed nuts and hazelnuts may also have been sold as bulk to consumers. The nuts have been sold and packaged in super markets across America and Canada during the months of November and December. Stores in Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Montana have been put on alert. While a recall notice has been released, many people may already have purchased and consumed the product without knowing the dangers.
E Coli Hazelnut Kidney Damage
E coli is a type of food poisoning that results in abdominal cramping, diarrhea and bloody stools. While most victims will recover within a week, there is a chance that E coli can lead to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) which can lead to kidney damage. This occurs after an infection of the digestive system due to food poisoning. E coli can lodge into the digestive system and release toxins into the blood stream. This can destroy red blood cells and cause them to clog in the blood vessels located in the kidney. Your kidneys may be blocked up by these blood vessels making it harder to remove waste and fluid from the body.
HUS symptoms include fever, vomiting, weakness, lethargy as well as paleness, swollen limbs, jaundice, unusual bleeding and bruising and extreme fatigue. You may be hospitalized and require immediate medical attention if suffering from this serious and potentially life threatening infection.
E Coli Nut Recall Notice
Some of the victims affected by the contaminated nuts have been hospitalized and face severe symptoms, pain and suffering. The victims include children, adults as well as people over the age of 50. It is believed that more victims will come forward about their illness and suffering.
Children and the elderly are most at risk for potentially life threatening consequences of this outbreak. It is imperative that you monitor your children if they have consumed any nuts that may have been contaminated.
Hazelnut E Coli Outbreak Lawyer
Facing a serious illness like E coli can be both physically and emotionally draining. You should not have to suffer from this in silence. Hazelnut E coli victims can get the help they deserve by contacting TSR Injury Law firm. You may be eligible for compensation from liable parties including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Other damages