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Fresh Express Bagged Lettuce Cyclospora Outbreak and Litigation - Multistate (2020)

Marler Clark represented 30 of the victims in this Cyclospora bagged salad outbreak. All cases were successfully settled. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

First Salmonella Lawsuit filed against Onion Supplier

(San Antonio, Texas) The 1st lawsuit has been filed by Ching-yi Ortiz, on behalf of her minor A.O., against Success Foods Management Group, LLC., Torchy’s...

Food Regulatory and Quality Assurance Summit (2021)

The food safety attorneys at Marler Clark were invited to present to a group of 400 participants. This group included the Vice President and Director...

Facts About Foodborne Bacteria, Viruses, & Parasites in the United States

The CDC estimates 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases each year in the United States. Most foodborne...

Fresh Express Salad E. coli Outbreak and Litigation - Multistate (2019)

E. coli lawyers at Marler Clark currently represent twelve of the victims in this outbreak. The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states...

French Broad Farm Raw Milk E. coli Outbreak and Litigation - Tennessee (2018)

E. coli lawyers at Marler Clark represented one victim, a minor, in this outbreak, achieving settlements covering medical expenses, pain, and suffering. At this time...

First Norovirus Lawsuit filed against The Habit Burger Grill restaurant in Seattle – 23 reported cases

(Seattle, WA) The first Norovirus lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Ed Yusen against Seattle Char., d/b/a The Habit Burger Grill in the current...

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Toddler Sickened in Salmonella Salami Outbreak is Represented by Marler Clark, the Nationwide Food Safety Law Firm

(Santa Ana, CA) The first lawsuit has been filed by Marler Clark and Fredric L. Gordon against Euro Foods, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation, d/b/a Citterio...

The effects of Cyclospora on your Body

Cyclospora infects the small intestine (bowel) and usually causes watery diarrhea, bloating, increased gas, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, nausea, low-grade fever, and fatigue. In...

The Long-Term Physical Effects of Campylobacter

Although most cases of Campylobacteriosis are self-limiting, up to 20% have a prolonged illness (longer than 1 week) or a relapse, and 2 to 10%...

Things that could have given you Listeria

Listeria is a common presence in nature, found widely in such places as water, soil, infected animals, human and animal feces, raw and treated sewage...

Tips To Avoid Contact with Campylobacter

Most Campylobacter infections in humans are caused by the consumption of contaminated food or water. Direct contact with infected animals, including pets, is also a...

Tropical Smoothie Hepatitis A Lawsuits - Multistate (2018)

Marler Clark, Hepatitis A Attorneys, represented 75 people sickened in this outbreak. Litigation proceeded on Virginia state court. Litigation proceeded in a Virginia state court...

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Marler Clark Files Lawsuits in Nationwide Salmonella Onion Outbreak

(Boise, ID) Three lawsuits have been filed against Prosource Produce, LLC, on behalf of victims of a nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to onions which sickened...

Moby Dick House of Kabob Salmonella Outbreak and Litigation - Virginia (2019)

In February 2020, Marler Clark, the Food Safety law firm, filed a lawsuit against Moby Dick House of Kabob in the Circuit Court of Arlington...

Melon Salmonella Outbreak and Litigation - Multistate (2018)

Salmonella lawyers at Marler Clark represented one of the victims in this outbreak, achieving settlements covering medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering. At...

Mendham Golf & Tennis Club Hepatitis A Outbreak and Litigation - New Jersey (2019)

Food safety lawyers at Marler Clark represented three of the victims in this outbreak, including a customer who suffered acute liver failure and who required...

Marler Clark Files Lawsuit Representing Victim of Blackberry Hepatitis A Outbreak

(Outagamie County, WI) A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Michael and Laurie Lewis against Woodman’s Food Market, Inc. in the Hepatitis A outbreak...

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What to do if you get Food Poisoning from a Restaurant

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What are the common causes of Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is a communicable disease that often spreads from person to person. Person-to-person transmission occurs via the “fecal-oral route,” while all other exposure is...

What to know during an E. coli Outbreak

Escherichia coli (E. coli) are members of a large group of bacterial germs that inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and other warm-blooded animals. Most...

What you need to know during a Salmonella Outbreak

The Salmonella bacteria can be present in uncooked or undercooked meat, poultry, eggs, or unpasteurized (raw) dairy products, as well as other foods contaminated during...

What you should know during a Hepatitis A outbreak

Hepatitis A is a contagious disease that is transmitted by the “fecal – oral route,” either through person-to-person contact or contaminated food or water. Food-related...

Where in the World Is Norovirus Commonly Found?

Humans are the only host of norovirus, and norovirus has several mechanisms that allow it to spread quickly and easily. Norovirus infects humans in a...

What are the common symptoms of an E. coli infection?

The hemorrhagic colitis caused by E. coli O157:H7 is characterized by severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea that typically turns bloody within 24 hours, and sometimes fever...

What Are the Common Causes of an E. coli Outbreak?

E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks have been linked to red meat (specifically ground beef), alfalfa, clover and radish sprouts, lettuce, and spinach. Other vehicles for outbreaks...

What Are the First Signs of Norovirus?

Norovirus illness usually develops 24 to 48 hours after ingestion of contaminated food or water. Symptoms typically last a relatively short amount of time, approximately...

Which Foods Are the Cyclospora Parasite Found In?

Which Foods has Cyclospora been found in? In North America, outbreaks of cyclosporiasis in humans have been reported mostly from contaminated fresh food products, such...

Which Foods Does Listeria Affect?

Listeria is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium that is an environmental pathogen and can grow under either anaerobic (without oxygen) or aerobic (with oxygen) conditions. Of...

Wild Ginger Campylobacter Outbreak and Litigation - New York (2019)

A lawsuit was filed by Marler Clark, the Food Safety Law Firm and Heisman, Nunes and Hull against Wild Ginger Asian Fusion, Inc., in Cortland...

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Identifying and Preventing Listeria

Listeria (pronounced liss-STEER-ē-uh) is a gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that can grow under either anaerobic (without oxygen) or aerobic (with oxygen) conditions. These bacteria multiply best...

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Politico - The Bubbling Salmonella Food Fight

THE COMING FIGHT OVER SALMONELLA: There hasn’t been a high-profile fight over food safety in Washington in a while, but that might be about to...

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Essential Procedures to Prevent Botulism Outbreaks

Botulinum toxin is heat-labile, or unstable if heated to a certain temperature, and can be destroyed if heated and held at 80 degrees Centigrade (17...

Evergreen E. coli Outbreak and Litigation - Washington (2019)

E. coli lawyers at Marler Clark represented two of the victims in this outbreak, achieving settlements covering medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering...

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Brixx and Barley Salmonella Outbreak and Litigation - New York (2019)

The Salmonella attorneys at Marler Clark, represented 16 victims in this outbreak. They successfully settled all claims, recovering wage loss and medical expenses as well...

Burrito Delight Fort Lupton Salmonella Outbreak and Litigation - Colorado (2018)

Salmonella lawyers at Marler Clark represented one of the victims in this outbreak, achieving settlements covering medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering. At...

Blue Bell Ice Cream Listeria Outbreak and Litigation - Multistate (2015)

Marler Clark represented several of the victims of this outbreak. The claims have all been settled. On March 23, 2015, Blue Bell Ice Cream recalled...

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How long do food poisoning symptoms last?

Three major foodborne illnesses account for nearly two-thirds of all infections Norovirus, Campylobacter and Salmonella. The Food Safety Attorneys at Marler Clark, The Food Safety...

How To Find Out if You Have Salmonella

How to find out if you have Salmonella Salmonella bacteria can be detected in stool. In cases of bacteremia or invasive illness, the bacteria can...

How Can You Help Prevent a Hepatitis A Outbreak?

What is Hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is the only common vaccine-preventable foodborne disease in the United States. This virus is one of five human hepatitis...

How Common Is Botulism in the World?

Botulism is a rare, life-threatening paralytic illness caused by neurotoxins produced by an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium, Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum). ...

How Do You Catch Salmonella? What are Things to Watch For?

What Foods have been Implicated in Salmonella Outbreaks? Most Salmonella infections are caused by eating contaminated food, especially food from animal origins. One study found...

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Gold Dust West Salmonella Outbreak & Litigation - Nevada (2019)

Salmonella lawyers at Marler Clark represented six of the victims in this outbreak, achieving settlements covering medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering. At...

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Kratom Salmonella Outbreak and Litigation - Multistate (2018)

Salmonella lawyers at Marler Clark represented several of the victims in this outbreak, achieving settlements covering medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering. At...

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La California Mexican Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak and Litigation - Colorado (2018)

Salmonella lawyers at Marler Clark represented one of the victims in this outbreak, achieving settlements covering medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering. At...

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Jimmy John's Sprouts Salmonella Outbreak and Litigation - Multistate (2018)

Salmonella lawyers at Marler Clark represented one of the victims in this outbreak, achieving settlements covering medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering. At...

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555 East Steakhouse Hepatitis A Outbreak and Litigation - California (2019)

Food safety lawyers at Marler Clark represented two of the victims in this hepatitis A outbreak, achieving settlements covering medical expenses, wage loss, and...

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Valley Oak Gas Station Cheese Botulism Outbreak and Litigation - California (2017)

Food safety lawyers at Marler Clark represented four of the victims in this outbreak, achieving settlements covering medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering...

Vulto Creamery Listeria Cheese Litigation - Multistate (2017)

Marler Clark represented three of the victims of this listeria outbreak. All claims have settled at this time. CDC collaborated with public health and regulatory...

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Arby's Norovirus Outbreak and Litigation - Illinois (2021)

Norovirus lawyers at Marler Clark have been retained by four of the victims in this outbreak. At this time, these cases are either closed or...

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Restaurants, change is coming to the salad bar

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CBC: Romaine recalls: Why our salads can make us sick

Canada has been hit by a number of romaine lettuce recalls. We set out to the U.S., where the majority of our leafy greens come...

Chicago Carbon Live Fire E. coli Outbreak and Litigation - Illinois (2017)

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) identified an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), impacting at least 67 Chicago residents. As part of...

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