Over a dozen people have died of listeriosis and the numbers are expected to rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seventy-two have been diagnosed and linked to have eaten listeria-contaminated cantaloupe grown at a Colorado farm called Jensen Farms. Several families have already filed lawsuits against Jensen Farms and their local grocery stores.
More people are expected to develop listeriosis since it can take several weeks for it to develop after consuming listeria-contaminated foods. Currently, the tainted cantaloupe is only connected to those grown at Jensen Farms, but consumers are urged to throw out the fruit if they are in doubt of its origins.
The eldery, yound children, and pregnant women are at high risks for developing listeriosis since they have compromised immune systems.
If you or someone you love has been seriously harmed or worse due consuming contaminated foods, contact the Stevens Point food products lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.