NEW YORK (AP / CBS 2) — A suburban New York City man has filed a lawsuit that claims he got mercury poisoning from eating 10 cans of tuna a week.
Lee Porrazzo, of White Plains, filed the suit against Bumble Bee Foods. He’s asking for unspecified damages for breach of warranty and negligence. He also sued his local Stop & Shop supermarket for selling the tuna.READ MORE: House Passes Equality Act, Bolstering Legal Protections For LGBTQ Americans
Porrazzo said he started eating the tuna in January 2006 because the seafood company called it “heart healthy.” The lawsuit says tests revealed he had a mercury level twice the normal amount.READ MORE: Queens Woman Undergoes Liver Transplant After Doctors Link Mystery Infection To Nose Piercing
A Bumble Bee spokesman told the New York Post it wasn’t aware of mercury toxicity from eating commercial seafood in the United States.
Stop & Shop declined comment.MORE NEWS: COVID Impact: Advocates Say Pandemic Causing Rising Mental Health Issues, Suicide Rates And Exploding Opioid Crisis
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