Cargill Settlement Reached in E.Coli Case
A judge has approved a settlement between the meatpacking arm of agribusiness giant Cargill Corporation and a Minnesota woman. Stephanie Smith of Cold Spring became ill with an E. coli infection in 2007 after eating a tainted hamburger patty. The infection led to kidney failure. The former children’s dance instructor was left paralyzed, with cognitive problems and kidney damage. Terms of the settlement are confidential.