Gas Station Nacho Cheese causes death in California
According to Fox News, Martin Galindo-Larious, father of two, tragically died at age 37 after eating
nacho cheese at a gas station in Northern California. Galindo-Larious has been identified as the first
fatality in a botulism outbreak linked to nacho cheese. The outbreak has also left nine others
hospitalized, one of whom is paralyzed. According to tests reportedly conducted by California
Department of Public Health officials, botulism toxin was present in the nacho cheese manufactured by
Gehl Foods of Wisconsin. The gas station has since removed the product.
There are severe side effects linked to botulism poisoning. Botulism poisoning can lead to paralysis,
difficulty breathing, and even death. Surviving victims may have to spend weeks or months on
ventilators. The victims are being treated with an anti-toxin from the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. West Coast Trial Lawyers offers its thoughts and prayers to the victims of the outbreak and
their families, and we wish them a speedy recovery.