ABC 7 in Denver reports that “a second Colorado resident on Tuesday died from listeriosis that the family says is linked to tainted cantaloupe, and attorneys say they plan to file a second lawsuit against a Holly cantaloupe grower tied to the outbreak.” (Actually, Marler Clark (“the attorneys”) will be filing 2 more lawsuits tomorrow morning.)
Tiffany Weider told 7NEWS that her mother, Shelly Occhipinti-Krout, a 48-year-old mother of three, died at Parker Adventist Hospital Tuesday about three weeks after she became ill.
“It went from … her having cardiac arrest at the hospital to being in a coma,” Weider said after her mother was stricken. “I just definitely wouldn’t want to see anybody else have to go through this.”
Initially, Occhipinti-Krout’s family suspected that she contracted listeriosis from eating fresh salmon. But after the food-borne illness was linked to a Holly cantaloupe farm, the family said she frequently ate the fruit.
More devastating losses in this awful listeria outbreak. Tomorrow morning, Marler Clark is filing a second and third lawsuit against Jensen Farms for listeria illnesses in this outbreak. The Colorado suit is on behalf of an 84 year old man, Herbert Stevens, who has been in a hospital or rehab facility for weeks struggling to recover from his listeria illness. We will also file suit tomorrow on behalf of Juanita Gomez, an Angleton, Texas resident who was hospitalized in August as a result of her listeria illness.