MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Farmington woman is suing a California company in connection to the tainted cucumbers that led to a national salmonella outbreak that sickened nearly 300 people and killed one 99-year-old woman.
Marler Clark, the law firm representing Kathleen R. Dvergsten, said she was one of 12 Minnesotans to get sick in the outbreak that affected 285 people in 27 states.READ MORE: Next Weather: Warmer Tuesday, Rainy Wednesday
She became ill last month after eating a salad at the Red Lobster in Maplewood. She was hospitalized for nearly a week.
The firm representing her says a lawsuit was filed in federal court against Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce, the company that imported the cucumbers.READ MORE: Man Found Stabbed To Death Inside Minneapolis Apartment
Earlier this month, the company issued a voluntary recall on the cucumbers, which were grown in Mexico.
The Minnesota Department of Health said that at least 10 of the state’s salmonella cases were linked to cucumbers served at Red Lobster restaurants.MORE NEWS: Kepler Hits Slam, Urshela And Twins Walk Off Tigers 5-4
The seafood chain has since pulled cucumbers from its locations nationwide.