Toll House Cookie lawsuits may soon be eminent due to the injuries sustained by individuals eating the cookies. Since the second quarter of 2009, reports of individuals that have suffered injury have accumulated throughout twenty eight states. There have been over 65 people that have become ill, 25 people that have been hospitalized and over 5 people that have developed Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, including hemolytic anemia and acute renal failure.
Nestle has recalled all varieties of the prepackaged, refrigerated Toll House cookie dough that they suspect has been contaminated. The contamination is suspected to be E Coli. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, including hemolytic anemia and acute renal failure are serious medical conditions that may progress over time. Though, many people do recover from Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. The symptoms that signify illness from the cookie dough, include:
- Diarrhea, bloody or otherwise abnormal stools
- Stomach cramps
- High blood pressure
Food borne illnesses have become more apparent in recent years. Once a food borne illness is discovered, warning letters are sent to the stores that carry the items so that they can be removed from the facility. Consumers are advised to be kept abreast of foods that cause illness by regularly visiting The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Companies that produce foods follow a quality control process. Local and state authorities monitor the quality of food. Once a food borne illness outbreak occurs in several states, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention steps in to warn the public and take action to prevent the public from harm.
If you or a loved on has been seriously injured because of a defective food or product, contact Burton Padove for a free consultation at 219-836-2200 or 877-446-5294 for nationwide callers.