July 21, 2005
CHARLESTON, WV – A Salmonella lawsuit was filed against Orchid Island Juice Company of Fort Pierce, Florida, in US District court for the Southern District of West Virginia Thursday (case no. 5:05-CV-0586). The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Heather Dowdy, a Caldwell, West Virginia resident who became ill with a Salmonella infection after consuming Orchid Island unpasteurized orange juice. Ms. Dowdy is represented by Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm nationally recognized for the successful representation of victims of foodborne illness and David Delk, a respected Wheeling, West Virginia, lawyer.
Ms. Dowdy consumed Orchid Island orange juice on May 30, 2005, and became ill with symptoms of Salmonella infection on May 31. She went to the emergency room in Virginia Beach on June 2, and again on June 6, when she was admitted to the hospital for severe dehydration. Ms. Dowdy was discharged on June 8, but still suffers from complications of Salmonella infection, and has not yet been able to return to work.
Continue reading Marler Clark files lawsuit against Orchid Island, maker of unpasteurized Salmonella-contaminated orange juice on the Marler Clark website.