New Suit in Iowa Federal Court Regarding Egg Recall

August 24, 2010

A new complaint from the Northern District of Iowa highlights the egg recall of salmonella-tainted eggs tied to two Iowa egg distributors, Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms:

On August 13, 2010, the defendant Wright County Egg issued a recall of approximately 228,000,000* shell eggs that it had manufactured and distributed in recent months. Wright County Egg had distributed the recalled eggs to food wholesalers, distribution centers, and foodservice companies in California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. In turn, the companies that Wright County Egg had distributed to further distributed and sold the recalled eggs.

The plaintiff’s 11 year-old daughter survived a bout with samonella but it wasn’t pretty:

While hospitalized, J.S.H. continued to suffer from bouts of severe diarrhea approximately every half hour. Her mother or father stayed with her during the entirety of her hospital stay, electing to sleep by her side in a chair so they would be close if J.S.H. needed them. J.S.H. suffered from immense pain, and cried inconsolably, but her physicians were unable to administer pain medications for fear of exacerbating her symptoms.

The family incurred $20,000 in medical expenses according to the complaint. You can follow the suit on Westlaw by running this search in DOCK-IA-DCT: