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Family Sues Mississippi Campground After 4-Year-Old Boy Gets Hospitalized For E.Coli

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A family representing a 4-year-old boy from Pike County who was hospitalized in August due to E.coli contamination has filed a federal suit against a Mississippi campground, a report said.

Blakely and Scott Jordan, who reside in Banks, filed the suit for their son against Jellystone Park, Pelahatchie MS. and Great Escapes Pelahatchie. The initials of the boy named in that lawsuit are “B.H.J.”

T.J. Haywood, Dothan attorney, said that his nephew became ill while on vacation with his parents in August.

The Jordans returned to Alabama immediately and sought treatment for their son. Birmingham doctors diagnosed him with E.coli after two misdiagnoses. This is a strain that thrives inside the intestines.

Haywood stated the boy was on dialysis and could not eat for days. “He could not make urine for 2 weeks. He may need blood pressure medication for the rest of his life.”

Haywood and Marler Clark, a Seattle law firm, filed the lawsuit claiming Jellystone did not properly maintain its pool and splash pad. Unspecified damages are sought.

The lawsuit claims that the Mississippi Department of Health identified many cases of E.coli in infection associated with the splash pad and swimming pool.

Many children fell ill after visiting the park in late August and early September. The third lawsuit is filed by the Jordans.

Haywood stated that either Jellystone isn’t putting enough chlorine into the water, or an automated chlorinator isn’t being used correctly.

E. coli can be fatal in children but it can also affect adults. Blakely Jordan was unable to see her son after he was admitted to the hospital for one week.

Jellystone Park did not respond to the lawsuits, but after the children became ill, Jellystone Park issued a statement saying that it was cooperating with state investigators, the report said.

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