213 Chinese families and their lawyers sue Chinese dairy producers.
New York, N.Y. (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–The families of over 200 children, who were injured by contaminated milk, have filed lawsuits against Chinese dairy producers. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, in what amounts to be the largest product safety food scandal in China, 213 families have filed product liability lawsuits with the Supreme Peoples Court of China. The high court has rarely seen or delivered a successful product liability verdict and has not determined whether it will hear these charges.
An estimated, 296,000 Chinese children have suffered illness and even death after dairy farmers added melamine to milk to improve the levels of protein. High levels of melamine contamination were found in the milk powder. The powder was manufactured by Shijiazhuang Sanlu Group Co. Melamine is known to cause kidney stones, kidney damage and death in infants and children.
The injured families have been offered cash compensation as a payment plan, which is backed by the Chinese government. The families and their lawyers declined these offers, claiming the milk producer’s payment plan is unclear how parents will pay for long-term medical treatment. Parents for the injured kids are saying the Ministry of Health and the Dairy Industry Association have also failed to provide adequate medical care for the victims of this tragedy.
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