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Second Camper Sues Meat Co. over E. coli

A second E. coli lawsuit was filed against Crocetti’s Oakdale Packing Co. in Plymouth County Superior Court in Massachusetts yesterday.  The lawsuit was filed by Lincoln, RI resident Barry Santos on behalf of his 11-year-old daughter Lynn.  

According to the lawsuit, Lynn Santos ate a hamburger produced by Crocetti’s Oakdale Packing Co., dong business as South Shore Meats, in mid-October while she was on a school trip to Camp Bournedale, located outside of Plymouth, MA.   She subsequently fell ill with an E. coli O157:H7 infection and was hospitalized for four days.

Lynn is one of approximately 20 students and chaperones from Lincoln Middle School who became ill with symptoms of E. coli infection after attending Camp Bournedale.  

Jaimee Richmond filed a lawsuit on behalf of her 11-year-old son Austin, who also became ill with an E. coli infection and was hospitalized after eating a hamburger at Camp Bournedale, on November 4.

Both families are represented by the Seattle-based law firm Marler Clark and the Somerset, Mass. law firm Sabra and Aspden.

The law firms also represent victims of an E. coli outbreak traced to ground beef produced by Fairbank Farms, a company that recalled 546,000 pounds of meat on Halloween.  Meat produced by Fairbank Farms has been identified as the source of at least 25 E. coli cases in ten states.  

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