MISSOURI: Another customer sues Schnucks in E. coli outbreak
Posted: December 31st, 2011 - 10:05am
Source: STL Today
A man from St. Louis County is the second person to seek damages from Schnucks after falling ill during an E. coli outbreak linked to lettuce sold at local stores, according to a lawsuit filed today in circuit court.
In mid-October, Charles Meyer, 61, ate romaine lettuce and other salad bar items several times from the Schnucks in Cool Valley. Meyer later developed an E. coli bacterial infection and was treated at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur where he stayed in the cardiac unit for several days.
Meyer has not regained his previous health and strength since the illness, according to the lawsuit.
Mary Kozlowski filed suit earlier this month against Schnucks after she suffered permanent kidney damage from an E. coli infection after eating salads from the Des Peres Schnucks.
Federal health officials tagged romaine lettuce as the likely culprit of the E. coli outbreak that sickened 60 people across 10 states this fall. Investigators determined that romaine lettuce from salad bars at nine Schnucks locations was the most common denominator in the illnesses.