ST. LOUIS, June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A St. Louis family has filed the first lawsuit in the nation arising from a Salmonella outbreak in the Midwest linked to pre-cut melons.
The complaint filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri alleges that a mother and her young child ate Salmonella tainted pre-cut melon packaged by Caito Foods and sold at Walmart.
The mother and her child began experiencing symptoms of Salmonellosis after eating the pre-cut melons. They later had to go to the emergency room and were diagnosed with Salmonella.
"The scary thing about this outbreak is that, as a consumer, there's nothing you can do to tell whether the pre-cut fruit that you are buying is safe. You can't taste, smell, or see Salmonella. So melons that are contaminated with Salmonella bacteria look, smell, and taste just like any other melon. This is why it's critical that the companies who make and sell our food, especially ready-to-eat foods like pre-cut melons, ensure that the food is safe before they sell it to customers," said national food safety attorney Jory Lange.
About the legal team:
Attorney Jory Lange with The Lange Law Firm, PLLC is one of the nation's leading food safety lawyers. Mr. Lange has helped families from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic, from Florida to California, and in states across the nation. You can learn more about Jory Lange at MakeFoodSafe.com.
John Simon and Erica Blume Slater are plaintiff's lawyers with the St. Louis, MO based law firm The Simon Law Firm, PC. Mr. Simon and Ms. Slater's practice is focused on fighting for the victims of negligence and wrongful death from defective products, defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices, vehicular accidents, and medical malpractice. Since the firm's founding in 2000, they have obtained more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for their clients.
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