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Virgin Airlines Named in Food Poisoning Lawsuit

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The mother of a one-year old Zayd Fokeera has filed a lawsuit against Virgin Airlines in Australia alleging the he suffered food poisoning when his mom ate listeria contaminated food on a Virgin flight while still pregnant with him.

Fokeera’s mother, Renee Cherry said they are seeking compensation for alleged damage to the now 1-year-old boy.

The lawsuit was filed in the Australian Supreme Court and alleges that in May 2009, Cherry flew from Townsville to Brisbane, then Brisbane to Melbourne, and that while on board she bought a chicken roll which was contaminated with listeria. According to the claim ‘The roll was tainted and not fit for human consumption, as it contained listeria bacteria,’ and that ‘The listeria bacteria poisoned the blood of the plaintiff’s mother and the plaintiff and caused him to suffer injury.’

Fokeera was born two months after the flight and while in the womb, according to the documents filed, he suffered a bacterial infection, listeria poisoning, gastro-intestinal injury, as well as developmental delay.

The lawsuit seeks medical expenses, loss of prospective income and earning capacity as an adult and damages.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Virgin Airlines Named in Food Poisoning Lawsuit was posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 at 7:06 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Food Poisoning Lawsuits.

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