Melioidosis Infection Deaths & Injuries from Indian Aromatherapy Sprays

“Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones” in various scents found to transmit deadly Melioidosis Bacteria, with at least two dead in the U.S. alone

Lieff Cabraser is investigating reports of deaths and serious illnesses across four U.S. states from a severe tropical disease apparently transmitted by an aromatherapy spray imported from India.

Investigators at the CDC have confirmed that the same bacteria that cause the disease Melioidosis had been found in a spray bottle found in one of the victim’s homes. The four aromatherapy spray users who died came from Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, and Texas. The dead include at least one child.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Walmart have issued a formal recall for nearly 4,000 bottles of the spray, which comes in six scents. It is not yet known whether other scents and brands may pose the same Meliodosis contamination.

Melioidosis is rare in the United States, with only about 12 cases reported annually. Individuals can get Melioidosis through direct contact with contaminated soil and water. The CDC said the infection is treatable if caught early and treated correctly.

Award-Winning Injury Lawyers at Lieff Cabraser

If you or a family member have been injured/infected by what you suspect may be contaminated aromatherapy spray, we urge you to contact partner Lexi Hazam or another nationally-recognized plaintiff lawyer at Lieff Cabraser about your case and recovery. There is no charge for our review of your data, and any information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence.

CONTACT US

Use this form to contact us today for a free no-obligation review of your case.


    Okay to text me yesno
    I already have a lawyer yesno

    News & Related Information

    Meet Our Legal Team for Personal Injury Cases

    Read answers to frequently asked questions about injury lawsuits and your legal rights

    PERSONAL INJURY CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

    “Outstanding work. You went to work and got us maximum offer plus additional compensation. I would highly recommend anyone to Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein law firm. Extremely organized, professional, detail oriented and extremely knowledgeable in personal injury cases.”
    -Maurice in New York

    “You were responsive to my questions and concerns at all times. The quality of representation was excellent.”
    -Jill in Indiana

    “I couldn’t be more pleased with how the case resolved. What stands out is your professionalism, personal attention, and concern. This has been a long road, and I am so grateful.”
    -Cheryl in Utah

    Read more client testimonials