Hardboiled egg products recalled after listeria outbreak

| Jan 9, 2020 | Personal Injury |

Hawaiians buy things from the store on a daily basis. Clothing, medication, toys and food are all purchased in sizeable quantities. Most consumers do so without batting a lash, too, with little to no concern for their own safety. Yet, the sad reality is that dangerous products lurk on store shelves. Perhaps the scariest thing is that many people, even those who are entrusted to keep our products safe, don’t realize that these products are being sold until it’s too late.

As an example, let’s take a look at a recent recall related to eggs. According to reports, more than 30 different food brands have issued a recall due to hardboiled eggs that have spurred a listeria outbreak that has left seven people infected and one person dead. The eggs stem from a Georgia producer who supplies hardboiled egg products throughout the country. The recall affects some of the country’s biggest retailers, including Trader Joe’s, Kroger and Walmart.

Food processing plants are subject to a number of regulations that are meant to ensure consumer safety. Production methods should be periodically assessed and processing locations routinely inspected to ensure sanitary conditions. Yet, the truth of the matter is that state and federal regulators can’t catch every mistake made by product producers. This shouldn’t mean that these producers are off the hook, though. Instead, action needs to be taken to ensure that they are held accountable for their negligent actions.

This is where a product liability claim may prove beneficial. Generally speaking, to succeed on one of these claims a victim must show that the product in question was defective, and that the defect caused the victim’s injuries. In the case of food products, the presence of a dangerous bacterium like listeria may be sufficient to satisfy both elements necessary to succeed on one of these claims. Therefore, those who have been harmed by a dangerous produce, food or otherwise, should carefully consider whether legal action is justified.

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$10,000,000 – Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$10,000,000 –  Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Settlement for the family of a man who died from a reaction to the wrong drug

$2,200,000 –  Catastrophic injury Negligence leading to disabling back and neck injury

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,600,000 –  Medical Malpractice Medical negligence for a delayed diagnosis of cancer

$1,500,000 –   Whale Watch Passenger For injuries suffered to whale watch vessel passenger

$1,000,000 –  Failure To Diagnose Colon Cancer Failure to perform diagnostic tests for colon cancer by a primary care physician.

$1,000,000 –  Misdiagnosis Policy Limits For misdiagnosis of lupus of a woman that resulted in kidney failure.

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,000,000 –  Motorcycle Collision Policy Limits Automobile turned left in front of motorcycle, causing death.

$1,000,000 – Medical Malpractice Policy Limits Malpractice of a physician who delayed a diagnosis of colon cancer.

$9,500,000 – Auto Accident Client suffered back and neck injuries from a rear end collision.

$800,000 –  Medical Malpractice for an older gentleman who was not given a test for prostate cancer, resulting in undiagnosed metastasized terminal cancer.

$600,000 –  Golf Cart Collision Our client suffered serious back injuries

$500,000 –  Pedestrian Hit By Auto Underinsured Motorist Policy Our client was on the curb when a car hit her.

$443,000 –  Defective Rental Car Judgment entered by a Maui court after a nearly 3 week trial of our client who suffered a knee injury when the rental van seat was not properly attached to the floor.

$375,000 – Dram Shop (Liquor Service) Liability Our client was hit by a person, served excess alcohol.

$375,000 –  Night Club Beating Our client was illegally assaulted

$275,000 –  Slip & Fall On Premises A slip and fall case on a Chinatown sidewalk that the City has a duty to maintain, but outside a restaurant, who did regularly maintain the area. The City and restaurant were both liable.