Lawsuits filed in petting zoo E. coli outbreaks

Lawsuits filed in petting zoo E. coli outbreaks

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 14 at 5:01 PM

CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. -- Families of victims of the E. coli outbreak in Cleveland County are asking for tens of thousands of dollars.

Four children were sickened and a 2-year-old died in the outbreak linked to the County Fair’s petting zoo. The lawsuits ask for money for pain and suffering and medical bills.

Also, the mother of a Shelby boy who got sick from E. coli at the North Carolina State Fair plans to sue the state.

Two-year-old Hunter Tallant got the infection back in 2011 while visiting the fair.

Two-dozen others also got sick.  This outbreak, too, was traced to a petting zoo.
 

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