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Family of botulism victim seeks damages from gas station

Family photos of Lavina Kelly before she contracted botulism poisoning, left, and as she is now, partially paralyzed and on a ventilator in an intensive care unit. 
Photos courtesy of family members

A mother of three who turns 33 today is among victims who are hospitalized with botulism poisoning after eating at Valley Oak Food & Fuel, a gas station in Sacramento County, CA. Lavinia Kelly remains partially paralyzed and on a ventilator as her family and friends wonder whether this will be her last birthday. She… Continue Reading

$12 Million Settlement Recommended in Peanut Case

A federal judge is recommending the approval of a $12 million settlement to compensate those sickened and the families of people killed in the 2009 nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to peanuts and peanut products sold by Peanut Corporation of America. Judge Michael Urbanski released the recommendation yesterday in Lynchburg, Virginia, where the Peanut Corporation is… Continue Reading