Wal-Mart Sued Over E. Coli Illness

An attorney yesterday filed suit against Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart stores, alleging that an 18-year-old woman had contracted E. coli, suffered kidney failure and was hospitalized for three weeks due to eating frozen hamburger patties purchased at a local Wal-Mart in August.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — An attorney yesterday filed suit here against Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart stores, alleging that an 18-year-old woman had contracted E. coli, suffered kidney failure and was hospitalized for three weeks due to eating frozen hamburger patties purchased at a local Wal-Mart in August. Topps Meat, Elizabeth, N.J., maker of the hamburgers in question, on Tuesday announced a recall of 331,582 pounds of frozen hamburger patties distributed in the New York City area as wel

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