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The dangers of listeria infection

Posted on May 5, 2015 2:28 pm under Defective Food Product

Contaminated frozen veggies, infected animal meat, unpasteurized milk and milk products–all these and more could be a perfect breeding ground for Listeria monocytogenes, a pathogen that may cause listeria infection if consumed. Typical cases of listeria infection among healthy people may go unnoticed. However, it could be dangerous to vulnerable individuals, such as expecting mothers and older adults.

Among the many life-threatening risks of listeria infection are:

  • Meningitis, or the inflammation of the membrane surrounding the brain. This occurs when Listeria monocytogenes reaches the central nervous system.
  • Brain abscess
  • Septicemia, or blood infection
  • Miscarriage in women exposed to the pathogen early in pregnancy
  • Premature birth, stillbirth, or fatal post-natal infection, in women exposed to the pathogen later in pregnancy

Unfortunately, listeria infection may sometimes stem from food items that have been improperly processed, packaged, or distributed. To learn about your options in seeking justice and compensation from the food manufacturer responsible, speak with our team of product liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 for a free initial case assessment today.