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BJ’s sued over meat it sold

The Journal News reported today that Marler Clark filed a lawsuit on behalf of the parents of a Bergen County, N.J., boy who got sick from a strain of bacteria identical to the one that nearly killed a Rockland girl two years ago. The lawsuit was filed against BJ’s Wholesale Club, which store sold tainted meat.
Three-year-old Owen Langan of Wyckoff developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a common and often deadly side effect of E. coli poisoning, several days after he ate a hamburger made from ground beef that a family friend bought at the BJ’s in Paramus.
Owen Langan got sick in May 2002, around the same time that two Rockland girls became ill after eating ground beef purchased at the BJ’s in West Nyack.
One girl recovered at home.
The other, who was 6, developed severe complications of E. coli infection, including hemolytic uremic syndrome. The condition, also called HUS, occurs when the bacteria attack blood cells and damage the liver.
From the article:

Owen Langan got sick in May 2002, around the same time that two Rockland girls became ill after eating ground beef purchased at the BJ’s in West Nyack.
One girl recovered at home.
The other, who was 6, developed severe complications of E. coli infection, including hemolytic uremic syndrome. The condition, also called HUS, occurs when the bacteria attack blood cells and damage the liver.

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