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DEL MAR: Jedidiah King Cabezuela Died After E. Coli Exposure At San Diego County Fair


Jun 30, 2019

Jedidiah Cabezuela San Diego County Fair: Jedidiah King Cabezuela Died After Del Mar E. Coli Exposure From Animal Contact At San Diego County Fair That Left Three Other Children Sick –> Support The Family Through Go Fund Me 

DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA (June 30, 2019) –  A two-year-old boy identified as Jedidiah King Cabezuela has tragically died after E. Coli exposure at San Diego County Fair. 

Del Mar police are saying that the toddler was at the fair on June 15 and began to show signs of E. Coli exposure four days later. He was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. 

Things took a turn for the worst on June 24th and Jedidiah King Cabezuela later died from kidney complications from Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli. 

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help the family of the victim. A 9-year-old boy and two girls ages 13 and 11 both became ill after they were exposed to E. Coli at the San Diego County Fair. 

Doctors believe that the exposure occurred due to the children’s contact with a petting zoo. Crews have said that they’ve been moving animals out of the zoo and sanitizing their enclosures. 

An investigation into the fatal petting zoo E coli exposure accident that killed Jedidiah King Cabezuela remains ongoing at this time. 

What Is E Coli?

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria normally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals. Most varieties of E. coli are harmless or cause relatively brief diarrhea. But a few particularly nasty strains, such as E. coli O157:H7, can cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting.” Most contact with E. Coli is relatively harmless. But certain populations are more likely to be seriously injured or killed by the bacteria. The Mayo Clinic states, “young children and older adults have a greater risk of developing a life-threatening form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome.”

Liability In E. Coli Exposure Incidents

All companies have a legal responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner and take steps to prevent accidents. This is all the more important at petting zoos where bacteria and other germs can be everywhere. According to the California Civil Code § 1714 subsection (a), “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.”

A county fair or one of their contractors may face civil liability for an e-coli exposure accident if they were negligent. For example, if they failed to keep their exhibits reasonably clean this could cause an outbreak which could be deadly. The family of an person that died from exposure to e-coli may be able to seek justice through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can include the costs of medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. 

Investigating A Petting Zoo Incident 

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jedidiah King Cabezuela as they are going through such a difficult time. We strongly encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me page that has been set up to help the victim’s family. It is our sincere hope that all of the other children are able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the San Diego County police department as they continue their investigation. 

Have you or someone that you care about been exposed to e coli at the San Diego County Fair. There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We can investigate your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened. Whether you need more information about an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You are welcome to contact us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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