After consuming a wrap from KFC, a girl from Australia sustained serious brain damage. A court recently agreed to give her $8 million as part of the legal settlement. In October 2005 she became ill with salmonella encephalopathy, which caused a blood infection along with septic shock, then resulted in paralysis and impairment in her speech and motor skills. KFC plans on appealing the decision. “Monika’s severe brain damage and severe disability has already exhausted the very limited resources of the family,” said the family’s lawyer. “Monika is now a big girl and they are finding it increasingly difficult to lift her and to look after her basic needs as well as look after Monika’s younger siblings.” Her family claims KFC’s poor sanitation and a contaminated Twister wrap led to the brain damage, according to news reports.
As a Spartanburg personal injury lawyer , my thoughts are with the family in this case. I look forwarding to reading more about the results of the case. If you or someone dear to you was adversely affected by an unsafe product, discuss your claim with a personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your case, assess your claim, and answer any questions you may have regarding your case. When you have an attorney on your side, you are more likely to get the results you deserve for your claim. An attorney can walk you through your case and help you with each stage of the legal process.