A few days ago I posted the story about two Listeria Cantaloupe Victims of Walmart and Kroger dying within days of each other and being buried with in feet. Here are some of the details:
According to a complaint filed by Tammy Palmer, her husband, 71-year-old Charles Palmer, consumed Jensen Farms cantaloupe in the days following its purchase from a Walmart store in Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 17, 2011.
Mr. Palmer fell ill with symptoms of a Listeria infection on August 30, 2011; his condition quickly worsened and by the morning of August 31 he was unresponsive. Mr. Palmer was transported by ambulance to the hospital, where he remained for several weeks. While there, he tested positive for one of the strains of Listeria monocytogenes associated with the Jensen Farms cantaloupe outbreak.
Mr. Palmer’s medical expenses were in excess of $220,000.
A lawsuit filed by the family of Herbert Stevens alleges that he consumed a pre-cut half-cantaloupe from a King Sooper’s store in Littleton, Colorado on August 6, 2011. He fell ill with symptoms of Listeria infection on August 24 and was transported to the hospital via ambulance.
Mr. Stevens, who was 84 years old, was hospitalized multiple times between his initial admission date in August and October 21, 2011. During his first hospitalization a blood sample tested positive for one of the strains of Listeria monocytogenes associated with the Jensen Farms cantaloupe outbreak.
Although he did return home, Mr. Stevens never fully recovered from his Listeria infection. He died in July of 2013.
Medical expenses associated with the treatment of Mr. Stevens’ illness exceeded $140,000.
Real people – they were your customers.