Jalisco Cheese Cases
Babies Born With Brain Injuries Due to Mothers' Consumption Of Adulterated
Cheese Paid Millions
The mothers of Crystal and Yvonne both consumed adulterated Jalisco Cheese
during their pregnancies. As a result, Crystal was born blind and with
cerebral palsy. Yvonne was born by caesarean section at 29 weeks gestation,
weighing less than 4 pounds and suffered mental retardation, cerebral
palsy, and a crossed eye.
Crystal's case was particularly difficult because her mother had consumed
the cheese many months after the cheese epidemic, past the time when all
of the bad cheese had been removed from the marketplace. Biren Law Group
was able to establish, however, that the cheese had been purchased by
the mother's boyfriend and had remained in his refrigerator for the
many months while he was in jail. When he was released, the mother and
boyfriend put the cheese in soup, resulting in the mother contracting
the listeria infection which led to the baby's injuries.
Yvonne's case came to Biren Law Group after her first lawyers had recommended
a settlement for a comparatively small amount ($600,000) with the primary
defendants. Biren Law Group pursued a claim against the distributor who
allegedly sold the adulterated cheese to the retailer where Yvonne's
mother shopped which was an extremely difficult case to prove.
Crystal's case settled for a structured pay out in excess of $10 million,
with a present day value of approximately $1.8 million. Yvonne's case
settled on a structured basis for a pay out of between $9,459,624 and
$18,557,090; a present day value of $2.1 million. Yvonne's parents
received an additional $330,000 in damages.
If you have questions about a case regarding contaminated food or other
product liabilities, be sure to
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