In September of 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked a Listeria outbreak to cantaloupe produced in the Rocky Ford region of Colorado. On October 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the findings of an investigation at Jensen Farms. The report details unsanitary conditions and improper practices at the farm’s cantaloupe packing facility. The outbreak has become the most deadly in recent U.S. history and sickened a total of 146 – killing at least 35.
Marler Clark is representing three dozen of the victims and their families, including the Stevens, the Palmers, the Jones and the Beaches. Just the medical bills alone for these four families were over $600,000.