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Contaminated Chicken Causes Loss of Feeling In Limbs, Woman Claims

By Robert Kahn on January 27, 2015 - Comments off

On Wednesday, the lawsuit trial started involving Ruth Rivera losing use of her limbs as a result of her eating tainted chicken. She alleges in this products liability, negligence, and loss of consortium lawsuit against the chicken processing company, Foster Farms, that the chicken eaten contained a chemical call campylobacter.

Campylobacter is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. According to Foster Farms’ attorney, it is found in many foods like raw eggs, shellfish and turkey.

According to Rivera’s attorney, millions of chickens at Foster Farms are adulterated due to insufficient precautionary steps to minimize the risk that bacteria will be in the chickens when they are distributed via retail.

Shortly after eating the chicken, Rivera because very sick and by January 2012, she had lost sensation in her arms and legs. Her doctors diagnosed her with Guillain-Barre syndrome, which includes the rapid symptom of weakened limbs, her attorney stated.

Before Rivera’s sickness, she took care of a special needs child and played guitar. However, she is now no longer able to play because of her condition. However, she shows persistence in combating her illness.

Rivera’s attorney further states that “The company knew about this form of bacteria, they knew it was dangerous and they knew it was the cause of foodborne illness.”

Foster Farms’ attorney Sharon Collier states that it’s not certain how the bacteria got to the plaintiff, but also when the bacteria got to her.

If you or a loved one was injured because of a defective product, you could be awarded damages, including your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To assist with your injury claim, please contact the Woodland Hills product liability firm of Kahn Roven now.

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