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Botulism Outbreak Lawsuits

Botulism can cause severe and sometimes fatal food poisoning. The Botulism lawyers at Marler Clark, Inc.,PS have extensive experience representing Botulism victims.

Marler Clark,Inc.,PS, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks.

Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Clostridium botulinum is the name of a group of bacteria commonly found in soil. It is an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming rod that produces a potent neurotoxin. These rod-shaped organisms grow best in low oxygen conditions. The bacteria form spores, which allow them to survive in a dormant state until exposed to conditions that can support their growth. The organism and its spores are widely distributed in nature. They occur in both cultivated and forest soils, bottom sediments of streams, lakes, and coastal waters, and in the intestinal tracts of fish and mammals, and in the gills and viscera of crabs and other shellfish.

Four types of Botulism are recognized: foodborne, infant, wound, and a form of Botulism whose classification is as yet undetermined. Foodborne Botulism is the name of the disease (actually a foodborne intoxication) caused by the consumption of foods containing the neurotoxin produced by C. botulinum.

Most of the 10 to 30 Botulism outbreaks that are reported annually in the United States are associated with inadequately processed, home-canned foods, but occasionally commercially produced foods have been involved in Botulism outbreaks. When commercial food products are found to be the source of a Botulism outbreak, Botulism attorneys at Marler Clark are the recognized experts for those exploring legal action. Sausages, meat products, canned vegetables and seafood products have been the most frequent vehicles for human Botulism.

The Marler Clark Botulism lawyers have unparalleled experience representing victims of Botulism outbreaks and other foodborne illness outbreaks traced to commercially produced food. Our Botulism attorneys have represented victims of Botulism outbreaks traced to canned chili and carrot juice, among other foods.

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Botulism litigation at Marler Clark

The Marler Clark Botulism attorneys are the only lawyers in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on plaintiff foodborne illness litigation.

Our expert Botulism attorneys have represented victims of notable Botulism outbreaks. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

Botulism litigation at Marler Clark

Marler Clark has documented their litigation for victims in 4 Botulism cases. The Marler Clark Botulism lawyers have unmatched experience representing victims of Botulism. We have represented hundreds of victims of Botulism outbreaks.

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Marler Clark's food litigation attorneys have the most extensive experience representing victims of food poisoning outbreaks of any law firm in the United States.

Bill Marler and his staff were with us from when my daughter was in the hospital to the very end of the lawsuit 3 years later. Constantly in touch and on our side with advice right up to the great result they got for my daughter. They fought for her mostly behind the scene and protected us. Thank you Marler Clark.

James Ruocchio

Bill Marler came to the rescue for our case which started out as a National class action lawsuit but he took our case individually. Bill was very personable and attentive to us and our case and was very understanding while we were.grieving our daughter’s sickness. Bill fought a large corporation for us and we won our case and received great compensation. We will be forever grateful for Bill. We still keep in touch with him even 13 years later.

Cynthia Sedbrook

I would like to start by saying that Bill and his whole law firm are the BEST! So knowledgeable on food born illnesses, through the entire process any questions I had were answered and I never felt like I wasn’t in the right hands! If you need a lawyer look no further then Marler Clark! I feel like we’ve become family, Thank You so much for everything!

Christina Stranaghan

2018 E. coli Romaine Lettuce Outbreak