Personal InjuryCDC Completes Investigation Into Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak

June 22, 2015by Aaron Allison

Nearly two months after Blue Bell halted production due to listeria being linked to its products, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has made public its findings on the outbreak.

The report found 10 people were infected with the bacteria in Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma and Kansas from January 2010 to January 2015. Three deaths were reported from Kansas.

Listeriosis is a life-threatening infection caused by eating food contaminated with the germ Listeria. People at high risk for listeriosis include the elderly, pregnant women, newborns and those with weakened immune systems.

The CDC advises consumers to not eat any recalled Blue Bell products, and retailers should not sell them. Blue Bell products are frozen, so consumers and retailers should check their freezers.

In April 2015 Blue Bell recalled all of its products and has yet to determine when they will resume production.

When people get hurt in Austin, our Austin injury attorneys provide professional and aggressive legal representation they can trust. Consumers have the reasonable expectation that all products for sale are generally safe and that they will not cause harm. When a product fails because it was defectively designed, or it did not provide adequate warnings about potential hazards, serious personal injuries often occur.

Types of Defective Products

Some of the most common product injuries are caused by:

  • Automobile design defects
  • Pharmaceutical drugs and products
  • Faulty safety features
  • Equipment failures at construction sites
  • Defective children’s toys

You or a family member may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer, repair shop or retail store where the product was purchased.

The Law Offices of Aaron Allison welcomes the opportunity to put our knowledge and experience in products liability law to work for you. If you would like a free consultation about your potential products liability case, contact our Austin injury attorney online or give us a call at (512) 474-8346.

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Aaron Allison, a second-generation personal injury lawyer from Austin, follows in the footsteps of his father, who founded their firm in 1978. Admitted to practice by the Texas Supreme Court, the Federal Court for the Western District of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Aaron brings extensive legal expertise to his clients.

Specializing in personal injury cases, Aaron offers a distinct advantage for Texas workers injured on the job. With Texas workers' compensation laws leading many attorneys to avoid these cases, Aaron is one of only 40 lawyers among 95,000 in Texas who represent injured workers in straight workers' compensation cases. His firm continues to provide dedicated support for those suffering catastrophic work injuries, maintaining a proud tradition of advocacy spanning decades.