E. Coli (Escherichia coli) O157:H7, can cause life-threatening cases of food poisoning.
The most common source of illness is food that has been contaminated with fecal matter from infected animals or through cross-contamination from contact with a contaminated surface or person. Companies that produce and handle food are required to take measures to prevent contamination and to detect contamination before food is sold to consumers. When these measure are not taken, or are done incorrectly, people get sick. It is our job to hold companies responsible the contaminated food they sell.
HUS (Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome) can occur in around 10% of E. coli O157:H7 cases. HUS is caused by Shiga toxin circulating in the bloodstream and causeing kidney damage and ultimately kidney failure.
Your settlement should include amounts for serious complications, like HUS, meningitis (brain infection), sepsis, heart damage, and severe colitis (requiring surgery called a colectomy).
We’re lawyers representing people and families harmed by E. coli.
If you or a family member has been seriously sickened by E. coli O157:H7, it’s very likely that you’ve never been through something as terrible as this before. You need to know if you have a case and what to expect if you decide to go forward with a claim. We can help. Call, email or text us – it’s absolutely free – and we’ll quickly be able to tell you if you have a case and explain the process of working with a lawyer and making a claim.
You also have a lot of bills from this ordeal and you’re worried about whether you’ll have enough money to protect your future. We understand. We’ve helped thousands of people harmed by foodborne illness and have a tremendous record of success winning E. coli cases.
You need a lawyer who cares about you as human being.
With empathy, understanding and a willingness to listen, we guide you through the confusion and uncertainty you’re experiencing. It’s the most rewarding part of what we do: helping people successfully move on with their lives.
There is no substitute for intelligence and experience with cases just like yours.
That’s why we’ve been able to collect hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of foodborne illness, including groundbreaking E. coli recoveries against large corporate wrongdoers. That’s also why we’re asked to speak about foodborne illness litigation at leading universities including Harvard and Cornell, quoted in leading newspapers including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal and appear in television news programs pertaining to E. coli and other foodborne pathogens.