It is great when the Washigton Post, New York Times and Los Angeles Times all cover the same story — perhaps there will be a behavior change in the lettuce and spinach industry. My question is where are the politicians? Where is the call for concern? Another question – why have the producers of this poisoned product not reached out to the consumers? In the Jack in the Box, Odwalla, Chi-Chi’s and Sheetz food poisoning cases, those corporations stepped up and paid peoples wage loss and medical expenses. Where is the concern for more than the mulit-billion bottom line?
The toll today:
- 131 cases,
- 66 people have been hospitalized
- 20 have experienced kidney failure
- 1 person has died
From the Washington Post story:
"Some victims have retained lawyers for possible lawsuits. William Marler, a Seattle lawyer who specializes in food poisoning cases, said he is representing 30 victims of the outbreak, 11 of whom have developed kidney failure."