Federico’s Mexican Restaurant Near Litchfield Park Source of E. coli Outbreak
Marler Clark has filed 3 E. coli lawsuits against Federico's.
The Maricopa County Environmental Services Department visited Federico's Mexican Restaurant and collected food samples to test for pathogens, including E. coli O157:H7. In November of 2013, the health department issued a final report on the Federico's E. coli outbreak, implicating lettuce as the source. Investigators were unable to determine whether the lettuce entered the restaurant already contaminated with E. coli or if it was cross-contaminated with another food at Federico's.
E. coli Infection and Symptoms
E. coli O157:H7 is potentially fatal pathogen typically contracted through consumption of contaminated food or water. Symptoms may include bloody diarrhea, dehydration or even kidney failure and death. The elderly, very young, and people with weak immune systems are especially susceptible to E. coli.
Hemolytic uremic syndrome, a complication of E. coli infection, can lead to kidney failure and central nervous system impairment, as well as damage to other internal organs.
Contact the Marler Clark E. coli Attorneys
If you or a family member became ill with an E. coli infection after eating at Federico's and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can 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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