Washington parents file lawsuit against SoyNut Butter Company after E. coli outbreak
SEATTLE, Wash. —
The parents of a girl sickened with a possibly life-threatening complication of E. coli have filed a lawsuit against the SoyNut Butter Company.
Travis and Morgan Stuller's daughter developed painful gastrointestinal symptoms in late February after regularly eating SoyNut Butter products.
About two weeks later, she was hospitalized at Seattle Children's Hospital for three days for a confirmed E. coli bacterial infection, and hemolytic uremic syndrome, which is potentially life-threatening.
The girl is still recovering at home.
Sixteen people from nine states have been infected with E. coli connected to SoyNut Butter. Most were under 18, and eight of them have required hospitalization.