Class-Action Update: What to do if you fed your dog Beneful

Chicago pet lovers like our lawyers at Markoff Leinberger may be shocked to learn about the major class-action lawsuit filed against Nestle Purina. This lawsuit claims that Beneful brand of dog food is harmful, and even lethal, to pets.

Information about the product liability case is everywhere, and both sides are vigorously defending their positions. But how can you know what to do?

Purina has issued statements that the claim is unfounded and that consumers can continue to freely feed Beneful without any concerns. However, each pet owner will have to make his or her own decision.

But pet owners should know that the case is currently “in discovery.” This means that both sides are compiling evidence. Once this process is complete, the case may continue, or it may be determined that the causes of these pet deaths is unrelated to Beneful.

It is also important to note that without cases like this, important consumer information may never come to light. Several cases involving pet food have been brought in recent years, and while some have been dismissed, others have uncovered serious manufacturing problems and corruption.

If you believe your pet was harmed by this or another pet product, please contact the Chicago consumer rights and class action attorneys at Markoff Leinberger for a consultation. You can reach us online or call our offices directly to schedule your appointment: 1 (888) 517-9115.


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