Australia: Family sues smallgoods
company over death
Source of Article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/11/21/2426354.htm?section=justin
The family of a man who died after eating contaminated meat is
suing the smallgoods company which made the
Richard Formosa died in the Royal
(RAH) in October 2005, about a fortnight after being admitted with
complications from diabetes.
Documents lodged with the Supreme Court allege Mr
was given meat contaminated with listeria and
supplied by Conroy's Smallgoods.
His mother, Doris Formosa, 79, and her disabled son, Vernon, are suing Conroy's and the RAH for
Their statement of claim alleges they have suffered psychologically since
the death of Mr Formosa, who was a carer for both of them.
The document claims Mrs Formosa
developed an obsession with talking to her dead son's photographs as if he
were still alive.