According to news reports, at least 10 people were part of the E. coli outbreak, which has been linked to ground beef served at the restaurant. Health officials have not yet determined whether the E. coli outbreak stemmed from under-cooked ground beef or from cross-contamination between raw ground beef and other foods or surfaces in the restaurant kitchen.
E. coli O157:H7
E. coli O157:H7 bacteria causes an intestinal illness that often leads to bloody diarrhea. Ground beef is a common cause of E. coli outbreaks.
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)
2 young brothers were hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially fatal complication of E. coli infection. Children with HUS are generally hospitalized for about 2 weeks, but some have been hospitalized for several months, undergoing supportive care. There is no way to stop HUS with medications or otherwise, and patients are provided supportive therapy, which includes meticulous attention to fluid and electrolyte balance. This supportive therapy is the cornerstone of survival and may include blood transfusions and kidney dialysis.
Contact the Marler Clark E. coli Attorneys
If you or a family member became ill with an E. coli infection after consuming contaminated food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark E. coli attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of E. coli outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented thousands of victims of E. coli and other foodborne illness infections, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.
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