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In the Marler Clark news archives we highlight some of the more high-profile cases the firm has brought on behalf of victims of food poisoning outbreaks. Here we also provide information about notable cases the firm has brought on behalf of victims of crane accidents, nursing home negligence, vehicle accidents, and other injury-situations.


What To Do When Your Dog Gets Campylobacter

In dogs, typical symptoms include watery to mucoid diarrhea, straining, abdominal cramping or pain, lethargy, and fever. The diarrhea may last a week or more...

Can You Sue a Grocery Store for Botulism?

Is everyone who handles an injurious food product potentially liable then? No. Most states’ laws will not hold a retail food seller liable if it...

The History and Origins of the Norovirus

Nature has created an ingenious bug in norovirus. The round blue ball structure of norovirus is a protein surrounding the virus’s genetic material. The virus...

Who Is Most at Risk for a Listeria Infection?

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My view of 30 Years of the largest and most unforgettable Foodborne Illness Outbreaks in the United States

Over the last 30 years, I have had a front seat to most every large Foodborne Illness Outbreak in the United States. Years ago, I...

How Do Chickens Become Infected With Salmonella?

Chickens can become infected with Salmonella the same way humans get it – through the oral route. In addition to the oral route, chickens can...

E. coli in Lakes: Why It Happens and What You Should Know

The CDC makes a clear warning about E. coli and water – especially, unchlorinated water: “Don’t swallow water when swimming and when playing in lakes...

Tips for Avoiding a Hepatitis A Infection

Hepatitis A is totally and completely preventable. Although outbreaks continue to occur in the United States, no one should ever get infected if preventive measures...

Strict Liability and Negligence and when they apply and chain of distribution liability.

A consumer buys a food item at a store, handles it appropriately, eats it and gets sick from Salmonella or E. coli. Who is...

The Cyclospora Outbreak of 2022: A Quick Guide

Latest Information The number of reported cases of domestically acquired cyclosporiasis illnesses has increased by 260 cases since the last update on August 25, 2022...

The Link Between Canned Food and Botulism

Most of the botulism events that are reported annually in the United States are associated with home-canned foods that have not been safely processed. Very...

Why Is Norovirus More Common During Winter?

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 to do if you get infected by E. coli

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

When to file a claim after contracting Food Poisoning

The short answer is as soon as you know, “more likely than not,” what the cause of the food poisoning illness is. However, that is...

Ways Restaurants respond to Food Poisoning Claims

Over the last 30 years I have spoken to dozens of restaurants and restaurant associations about “why it is a bad idea to poison your...

What does Salmonella Poisoning feel like?

Salmonella infections can have a broad range of illness, from no symptoms to severe illness. The most common clinical presentation is acute gastroenteritis. Symptoms include...

What Happens if E. coli Goes Untreated

In most infected individuals, symptoms of a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infection last about a week and resolve without any long-term problems. Antibiotics do not...

How to Prevent Infection if You Have Been Exposed to Norovirus

Common settings for norovirus outbreaks include restaurants and events with catered meals (36%), nursing homes (23%), schools (13%), and vacation settings or cruise ships (10%)...

5 Quick Tips for Preventing Salmonellosis

In general, safe cooking and preparation of food can kill existing Salmonella bacteria and prevent it from spreading – remember Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill...

Citterio Salame Salmonella Outbreak and Litigation - Multistate (2021)

As of December 12, 2021, a total of 36 Salmonella confirmed cases were reported from 11 states (CA, IL, KS, MD, MI, MN, NJ, NY...

What the public needs to know about Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is the only common vaccine-preventable foodborne disease in the United States. It is one of five human hepatitis viruses that primarily infect the...

Eating Raw Chicken: Risks and Safety Tips

When purchasing raw chicken, be sure to keep it separate from other foods in your shopping cart. Most grocery stores provide plastic bags in the...

5 Tips for Preventing Food Poisoning

Anyone can contract a foodborne illness, but immune compromised individuals, the elderly, young children and pregnant women are more susceptible and likely to have more...

To Wash or Not to Wash: Fruit and Vegetable Safety

Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables is healthy, but what about bacteria or viruses that might be on those “healthy” food items? While...

The ultimate guide to a post poisoning diet

The most recommended foods to eat after the stomach flu, food poisoning or a regular stomachache are part of what’s known as the BRAT diet...

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