Screen shot 2010-10-26 at 2.08.38 PM.pngWe filed another lawsuit today against Wright County Egg in Federal Court in Iowa. This time on behalf of J.T. On or about July 7, 2010, the minor plaintiff, J.T., began to suffer from severe fevers, including abdominal cramps, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. J.T. continued to be ill with gastrointestinal symptoms for several days thereafter. On or about July 20, 2010, after receiving a call from his pre-kindergarten teacher who stated that J.T. was pale, shivering, and refusing to eat, Jennifer Tucker took J.T. to Children’s Medical Center at Legacy. Due to J.T.’s complaints of pain in his right hip, x-rays were done of that area. He was ultimately diagnosed with constipation and right hip pain. J.T.’s symptoms continued to worsen, however, causing his mother to take him back to the hospital the very next day. The decision was made to admit him for treatment and close monitoring. During his hospitalization, J.T. was treated for extremely high fevers and hip pain. It was ultimately discovered that a bone in his right hip, and the tissues surrounding it, had become infected as a result of the Salmonella enteritidis bacteria that J.T. had ingested on or about July 5, 2010, in cake made from eggs manufactured by the defendant. J.T. remained hospitalized until he was deemed sufficiently stabilized, and was discharged on or about July 28, 2010. Thereafter, J.T. has suffered from significant pain as a result of the septic illness, and bone infection, that resulted from his Salmonella enteritidis infection.