E. coli are bacteria that can cause serious, sometimes fatal, infections in humans. E. coli outbreaks have been traced to foods such as hamburgers, spinach, raw milk, water, and food served at restaurants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that E. coli causes 2,000 hospitalizations in the United States each year.
Symptoms of E. coli Infection
Symptoms of E. coli infection usually begin two to five days after E. coli bacteria are ingested and initially involve sudden gastrointestinal pain and stomach cramping followed by diarrhea within 24 hours. Bloody diarrhea is a classic symptom of E. coli infection.
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)
Ten percent of E. coli victims develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which can cause kidney failure, damage to the central nervous system, and ultimately death.
What to do if you think you have E. coli
If you think you or someone you know has contracted an E. coli infection consult a doctor immediately. If you have tested positive for an E. coli infection you should report the incident to your local health department to help prevent a larger outbreak.
The Marler Clark E. coli lawyers have unmatched E. coli litigation experience and are readily available to talk with you about your legal options regarding any damages or losses incurred as a result of your E. coli infection. Marler Clark has represented hundreds of E. coli victims and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on plaintiff foodborne illness litigation.
Talk to Experienced Food Poisoning Attorneys
The law firm’s attorneys have represented victims of notable E. coli outbreaks such as the 2006 Dole Spinach E. coli outbreak, the 2007 Cargill beef E. coli outbreak, and the landmark 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak.
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