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A woman whose husband died after receiving a liver transplant infected with a rodent virus is suing PetSmart Inc., claiming the chain should have warned customers that hamsters can carry the virus.
The federal lawsuit alleges Thomas Magee, 54, and two other organ recipients died after transplants from a woman who had contracted a virus from a hamster she bought at a PetSmart store in Warwick, R.I.
Originally posted by Flyer
Hang on, shouldnt she be suing the the people who gave the all clear on the organs? Or perhaps shes only going after the big corporation because thats where the money is.
I hope this bankrupts her.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by Witness2008
If I remember correctly, Pets Mart only sells animals that are taken directly from Animal Shelters, and do not support "animal farms".
Many stores do, and I despise them, watching poor little dogs and cats bones warp as they grow in glass boxes built into the wall.. its disgusting.. but Petsmart, again if I remember correctly rarely has puppies because all the dogs and cats are from abused homes or animal shelters.
--All rodents have diseases of some kind, the fact that the organ recipients died means their immune system was incredibly low - like how AIDS patients usually die of off the wall diseases associated with sheep, mice and dogs, the doctors are actually the ones to blame for not screening the organs for any known or unknown pathogens.. to blame a pet store because a rodent had a rodent virus that probably never even effected the rodent is ridiculous.