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April 22, 2014 > Family sues Sacramento over peanut allergy death

Family sues Sacramento over peanut allergy death

By AP Wire Service

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP), A Northern California couple has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Sacramento in connection with the peanut allergy-related death of their 13-year-old daughter at a city operated camp.

According to the Sacramento Bee (http://tinyurl.com/memun2h ), Louis Giorgi and his wife, Joanne, allege that officials at Camp Sacramento were warned numerous times that Natalie had a peanut allergy, and that the girl was conscientious about avoiding troublesome food.

Natalie died after eating a Rice Krispie snack containing peanut butter on July 26 while her parents briefly stepped away. The lawsuit alleges that peanut butter was mixed into the snack and undetectable.

Louis Giorgi, a doctor, said he injected Natalie with epinephrine, but it was ineffective.

A city spokeswoman didn't immediately return calls seeking comment.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

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