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CARGILL SETTLES E. COLI LAWSUIT

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The U.S.-based Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation has reached an out-of-court settlement with a 22-year-old former dance instructor from Cold Spring, Minnesota who wound up paralyzed after eating a hamburger contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 in 2007. The confidential settlement will secure the woman’s rehabilitation and care for life. The company said in a release it acknowledged responsibility for her injuries and has been providing financial help to her and her family. A lawsuit filed by the woman is expected to be terminated.

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