July 17, 2007: Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Toddlers Who Contracted Salmonella Food Poisoning from Veggie Booty

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg is co-counsel in the lawsuit brought by Marler Clark, a Seattle firm, on behalf of Patrick and Elex Scheels and two of their triplets, Sydney and Cole...

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The children contracted salmonellosis after eating Veggie Booty contamined with Salmonella. Joining the Weinberg and Marler Clark law firms as co-counsel is Underberg & Kessler based in Rochester, New York. The Scheels are residents of Voorheesville, New York.

The lawsuit was filed today in Albany County Supreme Court against Robert’s American Gourmet Food, Inc., which distributes Veggie Booty.

Sydney and Cole Scheels, who tested positive for Salmonella Wandsworth, became ill after eating Veggie Booty. Both had abdominal cramping and explosive and bloody diarrhea as well as fever. Sydney lost about 10% of her body weight as a result of illness. Her tests continue to come back positive for Salmonella.

For more information about the Veggie Booty outbreak, please see the following news article: June 28, 2007: Veggie Booty Snack Food Recalled After 51 Reported Cases of Salmonella . For more information about Salmonella food poisoning, visit the blog and the following pages: “About Salmonella ” and “Common Symptoms and Complications .”

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