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Marler Clark Files Third Lawsuit in Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough E. coli Outbreak – Lawsuits Now in California, Colorado and Washington

Lindsay Phillips, age 18, consumed Nestle cookie dough on several occasions in early May 2009. On May 11, 2009, Lindsay began to suffer from severe lower abdominal pain accompanied by profuse diarrhea that turned bloody. After Lindsay’s symptoms failed to subside, on May 13, 2009 her mother took her to the emergency room (“ER”). Initially diagnosed with dysentery, she was treated and given a prescription for antibiotics and anti-cramping medication and instructed to return if her symptoms did not improve or worsened. Lindsay returned home after the ER visit, but her symptoms continued to worsen. She returned to the ER a short time later and was admitted to the hospital for further evaluation. During her hospitalization a stool sample was obtained and cultured. It ultimately tested positive for E. coli O157:H7, and was later determined to match the strain of E. coli O157:H7 associated with the Nestle cookie dough outbreak. On May 16, 2009, Lindsay was discharged from the hospital and taken home to continue her recovery. Cause No. C09-05337RBL

  • Jack Williams

    Just as scary, the fact that Lindsay was misdiagnosed at the hospital. I would guess that perhaps the antibiotics she was prescribed made matters worse, wiping out whatever beneficial intestinal bacteria (flora) she may have had left to help fight off the E. coli.

  • BENITO VARGAS

    YO CREO QUE NESTLE ES RESPONSABLE POR LO QUE PASO Y TIENE QUE CONPENSAR A LAS PERSONAS QUE SE ENFERMARON CON E,COLI YO TRABAJE PARA NESTLE 8 ANOS EN LA PLANTA DE BOISE,ID DONDE SE PROCESA LA BARRA ENERGETICA POWERBAR Y QUIERO QUE EL MUNDO SE DE CUENTA QUE NO PRACTICAN LO QUE PREDISEN