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child in zooSan Diego, Calif. — A recent E. coli outbreak has left one child dead and three other children infected, suspected to be contracted from the petting zoo at the San Diego County Fair. A 2-year-old boy, Jedidiah King Cabezuela, died on June 24 after being infected with the bacteria during his visit to the fair on June 15. Recently, a fifth child has been reported with symptoms of the infection.

All five children, between the ages of 2 and 13, contracted the bacterial infection after visiting the fair June 8 and June 22. Aside from the deceased, the other four children did not have to be hospitalized for their symptoms. In response, the petting zoo has been shut down by fair officials.

E. coli can be spread through contaminated food and water or by coming into contact with infected people and animals. If you fall ill from E. coli, you may experience the following symptoms: stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Healthy adults usually will recover from the infection within a week, but young children and older adults are at a greater risk for contracting a more life-threatening form of the infection. City officials have urged those who have experienced these symptoms on or after June 8, to immediately seek medical attention.

If the city is found at fault for the E. coli outbreak, they can be held liable for any resulting injury or death.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

If you have lost a loved one from an incident caused by the negligence of another individual or entity, such as deaths related to the E. coli outbreak at the San Diego County Fair, you may be entitled to monetary compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Although no amount of compensation can overturn what has been done, it can help bring a sense of justice and financial relief during this unfortunate time. To protect your legal rights and get the justice you deserve, it is best to immediately consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney who specializes in these types of cases.

Call a San Diego Wrongful Death Attorney

As a family member of a loved one who died in an accident, you may also be entitled to compensation. To ensure you get the full money damages deserved, you need to consult with and hire a San Diego wrongful death attorney.

For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with a San Diego wrongful death lawyer, please call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at 949-727-9300.