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Killer cantaloupe lawsuits mount

At least 24 deaths and 112 illnesses have been linked to the listeria-laced fruit so far

The spate of illnesses caused by seemingly innocuous cantaloupes is becoming a serious issue. A listeria outbreak linked to the tainted fruit has reportedly accounted for 24 deaths and 112 illnesses in 25 states so far, and the number continues to grow.

While it pales in comparison to the people affected by the poxy fruit, the number of lawsuits related to the cantaloupe recalls is rising at an almost equal rate. Reports indicate that at least six lawsuits have been filed so far, with two involving wrongful death claims.

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