Juanita Gomez is suing Jensen Farms for personal injury and negligence. Gomez ate a cantaloupe in early August. By the 20th, she had a 105 degree fever and had to go to the hospital. A blood test revealed she had the strain of listeria linked to a nationwide outbreak.
Eight people have died after eating cantaloupes believed to come from that Colorado farm. At least 55 people have become sick.
Jensen Farms has recalled its cantaloupes, which were shipped between late July and early September to 17 states, including Texas. Most of the recalled cantaloupes are labeled Colorado grown, distributed by Frontera produce, JensenFarms.com and Sweet Rocky Fords.