cantaloupe.jpgMike Booth of the Denver Post is reporting on the tragic passing of Marler Clark client Mike Hauser, who died today of complications of the listeria infection he had been suffering from since September.  Mr. Hauser was one of 146 confirmed cases nationwide linked to cantaloupe grown and distributed by Jensen Farms and Frontera Produce.  According to the report:

The death of Hauser, 68, and other ill patients since the CDC issued its “final” report on the outbreak could eventually increase the official toll. The CDC says 30 people died and one miscarriage resulted from eating cantaloupe grown at Jensen Farms in southeastern Colorado.

Seattle attorney Bill Marler , who is handling the great majority of legal actions against Jensen and its distributors, said other cases since the final CDC report Dec. 8 bring the adult deaths to 34.

Sadly, Mr. Hauser had only just returned home after months in hospitals and rehab facilities. Then, “an apparent infection sent Hauser back to the hospital this week, where he died Tuesday morning.”