Frequent readers of our Las Vegas injury and accident blog are no strangers to our coverage of Nevada product liability laws and the tragic incidents that make these laws so important. Usually these stories have something to do with an unsafe child car seat, a malfunctioning or poorly designed child’s toy, or a Nevada automobile recall. But a recent threat to public safety has taken a less common form.
Some 5,500 bags of Ready Pac brand vegetable products are being recalled as part of a voluntary recall targeting possible E. coli contamination. The pre-packed salad mixes and other products were distributed across the western United States including in our state, which may give rise to injuries requiring the work of a Las Vegas food poisoning lawyer. Although the recall is voluntary, these recalls do not indicate that the risk of Nevada personal injuries are any less severe. Rather, companies often recall products voluntarily in a bid to avoid public shame, paranoia, and to provide affected consumers with a safe replacement product so as to not compromise loyalty.
Nevada unsafe food illness can be very serious. E. coli infection often manifests as gastrointestinal complications, which can range from nausea and heavy, bloody diarrhea in adults to fatal losses of fluids and nutrients in young and elderly individuals. When serious food-borne illness outbreaks have occurred, Nevada wrongful death lawsuits have arisen in order to recompense affected families for the loss of children, parents, and other family members. Contact our Las Vegas accident and injury attorneys today for a free consultation.