Tomorrow morning, we will file a lawsuit on behalf of Kelly and Matthew Cobb. Kelly was one of at least ten people infected with E. coli O157:H7 in May 2008 after eating contaminated lettuce. Kelly ultimately developed hemolytic uremic syndrome as a result of her infection, and she had to be hospitalized for two weeks. Of course, a big part of Kelly’s story is that her husband, Matt, was fighting with the marines in Iraq at the time she became ill, leaving Kelly home alone to care for their two children.
The lawsuit tomorrow will be filed against multiple entities, all of whom played a role in manufacturing the lettuce that made Kelly sick. The companies, all from California, are as follows: Church Brothers, LLC; Premium Fresh Farms, LLC; True Leaf Farms, LLC; Andrew Smith Company; and Paul’s Pak, Inc.