CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (PRWEB) March 10, 2017
On March 8, 2017, Robins Cloud’s food safety lawyers filed the second lawsuit in the nation against The SoyNut Butter Company. The SoyNut Butter Company makes “I.M. Healthy” brand SoyNut Butter and granola coated with SoyNut Butter. The CDC, FDA, Illinois Department of Public Health, and state health agencies spanning the country have now linked both “I.M. Healthy” brand products to the current nationwide outbreak of E. coli cases. The CDC reports that there are currently 16 victims of E. coli food poisoning linked to this outbreak. The victims live in nine states: Arizona (4 cases); California (4 cases); Maryland (1 case); Missouri (1 case); New Jersey (1 case); Oregon (2 cases); Virginia (1 case); Washington (1 case), and Wisconsin (1 case).
Robins Cloud filed the lawsuit on behalf of a two year old victim of E. coli food poisoning. It is alleged that the two year old child developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious form of kidney failure, after eating “I.M. Healthy” brand SoyNut Butter that was contaminated with E. coli bacteria. This is the second E. coli lawsuit filed against The SoyNut Butter Company in the nation, and the first lawsuit filed against The SoyNut Butter Company in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
“According to the FDA, children younger than ten and the elderly are especially at risk for developing severe complications from E. coli food poisoning, including hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious form of kidney failure. E. coli can also present health risks for older children and young adults,” says Alex Barlow a partner at Robins Cloud LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective products and foodborne illnesses. The firm is providing free, no-obligation legal consultations to the sickened adults and families whose children may have been harmed.
The SoyNut Butter Company markets its “I.M. Healthy” brand products as “safe” alternatives to peanut butter for children with peanut allergies. The company’s website, states that its products are served to “over 2 million children a month … [i]n everything from schools to daycare facilities, camps and Head Start programs[.]”
The complaint filed by Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices and Robins Cloud LLP can be read here. Case No. 2017L 002440 is filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Law Division.
Robins Cloud LLP is currently investigating the details of the E. coli food poisoning outbreak linked to The SoyNut Butter Company’s products.
Those who suffered injury and complications allegedly related to foodborne illness from eating products from The SoyNut Butter Company may be entitled to compensation for injury-related damages. To learn more about making a claim, please visit Robins Cloud LLP's website, or call (855) 969-5637.
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