PritzkerOlsen, P.A., a national food safety law firm, has filed a lawsuit against Blue Bell Creameries alleging its client almost died after eating the company's ice cream. After our client consumed a variety of Blue Bell ice cream products, he developed a severe listeriosis infection that migrated to his brain.
After over a year of intensive therapy and rehabilitation, he continues to suffer from posterior fossa syndrome (PFS) and other neurological damage. PFS causes cognitive, emotional, behavioral, motor and language problems.
Some Blue Bell ice cream products have been linked to an outbreak of Listeria infections that has sickened 10 people in 4 states:
- 5 people in Kansas, all of them at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita when they ate the contaminated Blue Bell products, most likely a product called Scoops. Onset of illness was from January of 2014 to January of 2015. Tragically, 3 of these people died, giving rise to listeriosis wrongful death claims for the families.
- 3 patients who were sickened from 2011 through 2014 who were all hospitalized in Texas for unrelated problems before developing listeriosis;
- 1 person from from Arizona; and
- 1 person from Oklahoma.
The seven surviving people have personal injury claims against Blue Bell Creameries. The families of the three people who died have wrongful death claims.
Our lawyers can help survivors and families hold Blue Bell accountable by filing suits seeking compensation.
On April 20, 2015, Blue Bell recalled all of its products then on the market, including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and frozen snacks, because of the risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.