Applesauce Lead Poisoning Lawsuit

Lead poisoning from contaminated applesauce products can pose serious health risks, especially to children who are more vulnerable to the harmful effects of lead exposure. Individuals who have been affected by applesauce lead poisoning may be eligible for compensation for their injuries and related damages.

Specifically, in October 2023, WanaBana USA recalled WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Purée 3-pack pouches of 2.5 oz due to reports of elevated levels of lead found in those products. Later, in January 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an Outbreak Investigation that reported 404 people in 43 states got lead poisoning after eating WanaBana, Schnucks, or Weis Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches.

If you or a loved one developed symptoms of lead poisoning after eating applesauce – especially an applesauce pouch from the aforementioned brands – or got sick after ingesting applesauce products, please don’t hesitate to contact Phillips Law Group immediately to discuss your legal options.

Eligible Applesauce Lead Poisoning Cases

Children with exposure to lead can suffer lead poisoning and develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, anemia, weakness and fatigue, and neurological symptoms like seizures, according to the CDC. 

Consumers, particularly children, who have been exposed to lead through contaminated applesauce products may suffer various lasting health issues, including:

  • Neurological damage
  • Developmental delays
  • Behavioral problems
  • Learning disabilities
  • Kidney damage
  • Other long-term health complications

Eligibility for Compensation

To be eligible for compensation related to applesauce lead poisoning, individuals must meet certain criteria:

  • Must have consumed contaminated products and subsequently been diagnosed with lead poisoning or related health issues
  • Must be able to demonstrate that the lead exposure resulted from the consumption of contaminated applesauce
  • Legal action may be pursued against the manufacturers, distributors, or retailers of the contaminated products for negligence or product liability

If you or a loved one have been affected by lead poisoning from contaminated applesauce, it’s important to seek medical attention and legal guidance to understand your rights and explore your options for seeking compensation.

Please call our firm at 602-222-2222 to learn more after talking about your unique circumstances with a member of our team in a free, no-obligation consultation. We can walk you through what options are available to you and seek justice and potential compensation for the pain and suffering you or a loved one dealt with after consuming applesauce contaminated with lead. Contact our firm today to learn more.