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Another Lawsuit Filed Against Jimmy John's

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by News Desk | Feb 24, 2012

A second lawsuit has been filed in a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches. The lawsuit is on behalf of a Polk County, Iowa woman who was hospitalized because of her E. coli illness.

According to the complaint filed in Polk County District Court, 23-year-old Mollie Horton ate a sandwich from a Jimmy John's party platter at a family gathering on Dec. 23, 2011.

The sandwich contained sprouts, but Horton removed them before eating. By December 26, she began experiencing severe gastrointestinal symptoms which persisted until Jann. 5, 2012, when they dramatically worsened and she was rushed to the emergency room where she was treated for pain and severe dehydration. She was then admitted to the hospital where she stayed through January 8.

After discharge, her symptoms continued for several weeks. The complaint alleges that testing showed that Horton's illness was the result of a genetically identical strain of E. coli O26 linked to the Jimmy John's sprout outbreak.

Continue reading, "Another Lawsuit Filed Against Jimmy John's" at Food Safety News.

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