December 8, 2016

Foster Farms Salmonella Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Toddler With Brain Abscess

A lawsuit stemming from a 2013 Salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken has been filed on behalf of a toddler whose Salmonella infection created a massive brain abscess.  To save his life, surgeons cut open his skull to remove the growing collection of infectious pus compressing his brain tissue. The fluid removed from the abscess matched one of the seven uncommon and antibiotic-resistant strains of Salmonella associated with the outbreak, according to the complaint filed by attorneys Fred Pritzker and Brendan Flaherty. The suit was filed December 21, 2015 in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. Case number 2:15-cv-02587-DLR.  The child's story was featured on a Frontline investigation called The Trouble with Chicken, which traced the arc of Foster … [Read more...]

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