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E. coli Lawsuit Filed Against Schnucks

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Mary Kozlowski of Missouri, has filed a lawsuit in St. Louis County Circuit Court against Schnucks Markets, a St. Louis based grocer. The lawsuit claims that Kozlowski spent 11 days in Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur after dining at a Schnucks salad bar.

According to the lawsuit, Kozlowski ate at the Des Peres Schnucks salad bar on October 12, 19, and 20 and that by Oct 21, she was experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms associated with an E. coli infection. She was admitted to Mercy Hospital on Oct 27, while her condition continued to deteriorate.

The lawsuit says Kozlowski developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, which caused her kidneys to fail, she also developed a blood clot in her lung, and experienced atrial fibrillation. According to Koslowski, her kidneys are permanently damaged, and she continues to need treatment for ongoing health issues.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that a multistate E. coli outbreak was likely caused by romaine lettuce served the salad bars of grocery chains. The CDC did not name the California grower of the lettuce, and Schnucks has refused to name their lettuce supplier. The outbreak was centered in St. Louis, and has sickened 60 people in 10 states. Nine Schnucks salad bars linked to the illnesses, though none of romaine lettuce or other food samples taken from the salad bars tested positive for the bacteria.

The CDC reported that the outbreak was most likely caused by a single shipment of romaine lettuce. disclaimer: This article: E. coli Lawsuit Filed Against Schnucks was posted on Monday, December 12th, 2011 at 1:31 pm at and is filed under Food Poisoning Lawsuits.

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