As of November 2011, there have been 29 confirmed deaths linked to listeria-infected Rocky Ford cantaloupes from Jensen Farms, making the ongoing outbreak the “deadliest listeria outbreak in U.S. history,” according to WebMD.
Listeriosis, the medical condition caused by the listeria bacteria, can range from mild to severe illness, often maturing into meningitis or encephalitis in those with already weak immune systems. This puts the elderly, pregnant women and newborns at a high risk of infection.
Listeria-related symptoms sometimes can take up to two months to appear. If you or a loved one has been exposed to alisteria-contaminate cantaloupe, contact the personal injury attorneys at the Eichholz Law Firm to explore your legal options.
The only fruit contaminated by the bacteria are whole Rocky Ford cantaloupes distributed from Jensen Farms in Holly, Colorado. The listeria-infected cantaloupes were shipped between July 29, 2011 and September 10, 2011 to the following states:
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
If you or a loved one has been injured by listeria-infected cantaloupe, do not hesitate to contact our attorneys. We have the knowledge and experience to fully litigate your listeria claim. Call us today at (866) 947-7449 for your free and confidential case evaluation.