A Second E. coli Victim Files Lawsuit Against Nebraska Beef


COLUMBUS — A Pickerington woman is the second Ohioan to file a lawsuit against Nebraska Beef Ltd, after the woman was infected with the toxic E. coli strain O157:H7 in June.

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Marler Clark, a Seattle-based law firm filed a lawsuit in behalf of Dawn Grieves in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division Wednesday.

Grieves also is represented by Nicholas Philips of the Cleveland area firm of Phillips, Mille and Constabile.

The lawsuit states that Grieves consumed Nebraska Beef products in the early part of June and fell ill on June 5. She began to have increasingly severe symptoms including abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea, which sent her to the emergency room on June 6. She was given medication and returned home.

Her health continued to deteriorate, and when and samples taken during her emergency room visit revealed that she had been infected with E. coli O157:H7, she returned to the hospital.

She was admitted on June 9 and remained there until June 13. She continues to recover from her illness, according to a news release from Marler Clark.