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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 5 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 team demonstrated a clear passion for their work and diligently ran to ground all of the details and nuances surrounding our family's case. The Marler Clark team managed our expectations extremely well, making sure that we were prepared at each step in the process and knew that there would be frustrating times along the way. On top of the impeccable professionalism, we formed friendships with Bill and Julie, and they introduced us to other clients who were going through similar experiences to our own, all of which was therapeutic and reminded us that we were not alone. And last but not least, we achieved success -- there is no substitute for subject matter expertise and years of experience! Thanks again Bill, Julie, and the entire Marler Clark team!

Bob & Emily S.

All of the people at Marler and Clark were very attentive to our needs and concerns. We would highly recommend their law firm for any legal advice regarding food safety. They are very transparent and will make contact with you in a timely fashion.

Amy G.

My wife and I can't thank Bill Marler and everyone at Marler Clark enough for how well they looked after us in our time of need. Bill visited us while our son was in the hospital and he, or his staff, were in contact with us every step of the way. Everyone at Marler Clark was caring and compassionate about our situation while working on our behalf. Even after our case was settled, Bill has checked in with us from time to time, wanting to know how our son was doing.

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