After reading about the woman who filed suit against the Boise Co-op, there is something that needs to be said. I understand at least 200 individuals were afflicted with Salmonella resulting in great physical discomfort. While I have not been ill with the bacteria, I’m sure it makes one feel sick as a dog. But it is not life threatening, and it is temporary. I don’t know the life circumstances of the woman who is suing the co-op, but she indicated her life was turned upside down and that she should “get something out of it.” It would be understandable to ask for help in the form of financial compensation if, for example, one were self-employed and suffered undue financial hardship resulting from loss of work. But this does not appear to be the situation. Unfortunately, stuff happens (like iatrogenic illness). I’m certain the co-op is taking this event seriously and is very sorry. People feel angry about it. But to sue? The woman who is seeking legal action seems unreasonably vengeful with a victim mentality.
Janelle Eckhardt, Boise
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Idaho Statesman