Court told of delays for food poisoning victims

Posted Mon Sep 8, 2008

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Lawyers for victims of a Garibaldi food poisoning outbreak have told the District Court in Adelaide they are still waiting to find out which medical expenses the South Australian Government will pay.

A five-year-old girl died and more than 20 other people went into hospital after eating smallgoods contaminated with e-coli, in 1995.

The court heard the company's $10 million insurance package would not be enough to cover future medical expenses of all survivors, some of whom will need multiple organ transplants.

Last June, the SA Government again promised there would be free health care for victims, but a lawyer for one of the victims says it remains unclear what the crown is prepared to pay for.

The case has been adjourned until December.



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