Adelaide’s salmonella victims could launch a class action against the source of the outbreak, after nearly 100 people contracted the potentially fatal disease.
In a stroke of bad luck, these people have eaten contaminated custard-filled products, and fallen violently ill with gastro symptoms.
Many of the sufferers were hospitalised, and even after being discharged, are still feeling the affects.
SA Health has launched an investigation into the matter.
Without doubt, suppliers and retailers owe a duty of care to their customers and this may have been breached.
A class action may now be pursued for the numerous individuals who were adversely affected, depending on the results of investigation.
When news of the outbreak broke, TGB launched a media campaign encouraging victims to contact the firm and explore their legal options.
After gaining coverage in the Advertiser through news articles and advertisements, and extensive radio coverage on 5AA, Mix 102.3 and Life FM, TGB was inundated with calls from those involved.
Tindall Gask Bentley lawyers have been helping people with health problems for more than 40 years.
For more information, contact us on 8212 1077.
The Advertiser, 12/2/11 http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/gastro-illness-victims-may-sue/story-e6frea83-1226004708850 and 19/2/11 http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ipad/another-23-custard-cases/story-fn6bqpju-1226008271353
Ch 9 News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwRZj73emxI Ch 10 News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB-nvNK1e1A).
Tim White, Tindall Gask Bentley partner