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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 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...

What are the first signs of Listeria?

When a person is infected and develops symptoms of Listeria infection, the resulting illness is called listeriosis. Only a small percentage of persons who ingest...

Being Proactive: 5 Tips for Preventing 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%)...

What to look for: How to know if you have Cyclospora

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

Is Salmonella Contagious: Transmission and Prevention

Most Salmonella infections are caused by eating contaminated food, especially food from animal origins. One study found that 87% of all confirmed cases of Salmonella...

How to Properly Wash and Store Leafy Greens

The best way to wash leafy greens is under running water. You do not need special products, soaps, or vinegar. These can leave an aftertaste...

Are Some People More Susceptible to Food Poisoning?

Yes, people over 65, children under 5, people with weakened immune systems and pregnant women ...

Expiration Dates: How Much You Should Pay Attention to Them

But there’s no hard and fast rule here — it’s ultimately up to you to decide whether it’s a good idea to go ahead and...

Common Places Norovirus Outbreaks Tend to Occur

Common settings for norovirus outbreaks include restaurants and events with catered meals, nursing homes, schools, vacation settings or cruise ships, Shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels) pose...

Habit Burger Grill Norovirus - Washington (2021)

Marler Clark represented five of the victims in this Norovirus outbreak linked to the Habit Burger Grill, located in Shoreline, Washington....

How to Avoid Processed Baby Foods, and Accompanying Heavy Metals

On February 4, 2021, the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy released a report detailing their findings and concerns about the...

All About: Listeriosis During Pregnancy

Pregnant women naturally have a depressed cell-mediated immune system. In addition, the immune systems of fetuses and newborns are very immature and are extremely susceptible...

Why Botulism Is the Most Dangerous Food-borne Illness

Botulism is a rare but potentially life-threatening bacterial illness. Clostridium Botulinum bacteria grows on food and produces toxins that, when ingested, cause paralysis. Botulism poisoning...

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