A woman has filed a lawsuit after ground beef made by Tyson and sold by Walmart put her in the hospital for 3 weeks, she says. From KOTV:
Melinda Pierce says she bought some Tyson hamburger meat at the Muskogee Wal-Mart on June 4th and made enchiladas with it two days later.
“I cooked the meat first, browned it, then baked it, so I know it was cooked perfectly fine,” said Pierce.
She says the next day, she and her husband got sick. He recovered, but because of her weakened immune system from a prior kidney transplant, she says she got worse and was admitted into a Tulsa hospital.
“I’m still on medications to keep me from throwing up and going to the bathroom every few seconds,” Pierce said.
On June 8th, Tyson foods announced it was voluntarily recalling 40,000 pounds worth of packages of ground beef made in its Sherman, Texas, plant on June 2nd and sent to Wal-Mart stores in 12 states, including Oklahoma.
It said a sample of the meat contained E. coli. Melinda Pierce believes she ate some of that meat and is filing a lawsuit against both Tyson and Wal-Mart.
Neither Walmart nor Tyson would comment on the lawsuit. At the time of the recall, Tyson claimed that no illnesses had been connected to the contaminated ground beef.
“This isn’t about money,” Pierce told KOTV. “I don’t ever want to go back on dialysis in my life. That’s what scares me the most is danger toward losing my kidney because of something like this.”