Fairbank Farms E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Nationwide (2009)


Marler Clark represented victims of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that surfaced among residents of New England states in October 2009 and quickly spread across the country.

On October 31, 2009, Fairbank Farms of Ashville, NY, recalled approximately 545,699 pounds of fresh ground beef products for potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The recall was announced after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and several state health departments identified the meat as the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak.

By November 3, 2009, the CDC announced that at least 28 people from 12 states, including CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, and VT, had become infected with a matching strain of E. coli O157:H7. Further DNA testing on E. coli bacteria isolated from ill individuals continued. Six patients were reportedly hospitalized due to their E. coli infections, and 3 developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. Two people died.

Marler Clark represented 4 victims of the outbreak. Their E. coli cases were resolved for confidential sums.

Survivor of Fairbank Farms E. coli Outbreak Files Lawsuit in Maine A woman severely sickened in a 2009 outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in ground beef filed a lawsuit today against Ashville, NY-based Fairbank Reconstruction Corporation

Maine victim of Fairbank Farms E. coli outbreak takes legal action on November 8, 2009. An Augusta woman severely sickened in the E. coli outbreak has filed suit against the Fairbank Farms.

Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against Fairbank Farms on November 3, 2009 on behalf of a child who became ill with an E. coli O157:H7 infection and was hospitalized after consuming E. coli-contaminated ground beef.