Attorney Egg Companies Should Pay For Recall Related Illnesses

08.24.10 | FL News Team

Consumers stricken with salmonella from tainted eggs are suing the companies that marketed them.  Food safety attorney Bill Marler represents several dozen plaintiffs who say they have been stricken with salmonella from eggs.  His clients come from across the country and range in age from four to 75 years old.

Marler, who has represented plaintiffs during other food illness outbreaks, said the companies should compensate those who get sick from eating their wares.  He was emphatic that the responsibility for the cost of treatment isn't rightfully that of insurance companies or the federal government.  The attorney cautioned that complications from salmonella can persist for long periods of time after the initial illness is treated.

The FDA is undertaking a full-scale investigation into the tainted eggs.  More than 500-million eggs have been recalled after reports of widespread illnesses.