Theodore and Rosie Brown have filed a negligence lawsuit against an Aldi food store in Chicago as well as Frontera Produce, Ltd, Jensen Farms, Inc., and Primuslabs after Theodore allegedly contracted listeria from tainted cantaloupe.
According to the lawsuit, the couple bought cantaloupe on September 15, 2011 from the Aldi store located on 95th Street. Brown soon became sick with nausea, fever, vomiting, aches, cramping, and fatigue. He was taken to the emergency room the following day and was admitted to the Advocate Trinity Hospital for listeria.
The lawsuit alleges that the produce was not inspected to insure it was free from bacteria and safe for consumption. The suit charges the defendants with 12-counts, including negligence and loss of consortium.
The lawsuit seeks more than $600,000 in damages and requests a jury trial.