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What Is Shigella? Outbreak Lawsuits and Symptoms

The food poisoning attorneys at Marler Clark, Inc.,PS have extensive experience representing victims of Shigella food poisoning. Our Shigella lawyers put clients first. For over 30 years, we have provided our expertise to victims of food poisoning and foodborne outbreaks.

The Shigella lawyers of Marler Clark have many years of experience working with clients on Shigella lawsuits. We represent ourselves as reputable, trustworthy food safety advocates and food safety law regulators by taking on thousands of cases that deal with food-related illnesses.

What is Shigella? Shigella is a bacterium that can cause sudden and severe diarrhea (gastroenteritis) in humans. Shigella infection occurs when the excrement (feces) of an infected individual is ingested by another person. The infectious material is spread to new cases by person-to-person contact or via contaminated food or water. Approximately 20% of the nearly 450,000 cases of shigellosis that occur annually in the U.S are foodborne-related, leading to Shigella outbreaks. Food can become contaminated by food workers or during processing.

Contamination of drinking water by Shigella is a problem that more often occurs in the developing world, but swimming pools and beaches in the U.S. can become contaminated by infected individuals and have been linked to Shigella outbreaks. No group of individuals is immune to shigellosis, but certain individuals are at increased risk, particularly small children.

The Marler Clark Shigella lawyers have unmatched experience representing victims of Shigella and other foodborne illnesses. Our Shigella lawyers have represented victims of notable Shigella outbreaks such as the 2003 Doubletree Hotel Shigella outbreak, the 2006 Filiberto’s Shigella outbreak, and the 2010 Subway Shigella outbreak. Marler Clark prides itself on being a trusted resource for foodborne outbreaks, illnesses, and more. Our extensive history in advocating for victims of foodborne illness and food safety regulation creates a trusting relationship between us and our clients. Contact us today to learn more about our Shigella attorneys. If you have any questions regarding what Shigella is and how we can help, reach out to our specialists today for more information.

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Shigella litigation at Marler Clark

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

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

Shigella litigation at Marler Clark

Marler Clark has documented their litigation for victims in 9 Shigella cases. The Marler Clark Shigella lawyers have unmatched experience representing victims of Shigella. We have represented hundreds of victims of Shigella 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!

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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.

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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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