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Rodgerson had been admitted to the ICU after vomiting blood. Doctors struggled to diagnose what was causing problems, she says, until the FDA called to ask if she had eaten Costco chicken salad.
Over the last two years, Rodgerson says that she racked up $2 million in medical bills, as hemolytic uremic syndrome led to renal failure, epilepsy, and diabetes.
"I don't have $2 million and I'm not going to have sufficient resources to keep myself alive going forward in the future," she told Fox 13.
Eventually, after a year and a half on dialysis, Rodgerson received a kidney transplant from her husband. She told Fox 13 that she continues to have health problems linked to the tainted chicken, and will not be able to have children.
Costco did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. In addition to Robinson, four other people were hospitalized after eating the retailer's E. coli-tainted chicken, and one other developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.