Two years after a nationwide listeria outbreak was linked to ice cream from Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries, the company has been slapped with yet another lawsuit alleging listeria poisoning from its products.
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What’s the Problem?
April 25, 2017 – The lawsuit was filed by Plaintiff Ursula Burton, who claims she bought Blue Bell ice cream for herself and her daughter at a Valero gas station in April 2015. The two ate the ice cream and then went to an art walk, where they “became violently ill and started to vomit,” according to lawsuit.
Burton alleges that she was subsequently diagnosed with listeria infection, or “listeriosis,” and is now lactose intolerant while her daughter developed a dairy sensitivity as a result of her illness.
In March 2015, the FDA announced an investigation into an outbreak of listeria infections linked to Blue Bell ice cream. According to health officials, at least 5 patients who were treated at the same Wichita hospital were infected with 1 of 4 rare strains of Listeria monocytogenes. Three of the strains were found in ice cream products produced at the Blue Bell Creameries plant in Brenham, TX.
Of the infections, 3 deaths were reported. Blue Bell Creameries removed the affected products by picking them up directly from the retailers and hospitals it serves. The company also shut down the production line where the ice cream was made.
Burton’s lawsuit was filed April 17, 2017, in Galveston County District Court. Plaintiff is seeking $200,000 to $1 million in damages. She brings counts of pain, anguish, medical expenses, damages from physical impairment and lost wages against Blue Bell Creameries.
Do I Have a Blue Bell Ice Cream Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Blue Bell Ice Cream Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria infection cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had symptoms of food poisoning after eating Blue Bell ice cream, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.