The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stated that thirteen people have died due to consuming listeria-contamined cantaloupe grown at Jensen Farms. More than seventy people who have fallen ill are confirmed to have contracted listeriosis from the fruit in more than eighteen states. Those numbers are predicted to rise since listeriosis can take weeks to develop in the body.
A federal investigation at Jensen Farms in Colorado is looking into the cause of the contamination. It will look at possible water or animal contamination and the companie's harvesting practices.
Listeriosis has a 25% fatality rate, though those with compromised immune systems like young children and elderly adults are more vulnerable. Families affected by the outbreak have begun filing lawsuits against Jensen Farms and their local grocery stores.
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse due to contaminated food products, contact the Lake Geneva defective food products lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C at 800-242-2874 today.