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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 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...

Difference Between Salmonella and E. coli

Salmonella is the second most common intestinal infection in the United States. More than 7,000 cases of Salmonella were confirmed in 2009; however, the majority...

Stomach Bug or Food Poisoning: Learn the Differences

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million foodborne illness cases occur in the United States every year. At least 128,00...

Ultimate Guide to Food That May Contain Campylobacter

Most retail chicken is contaminated with Campylobacter jejuni; one study reported an isolation rate of 98% for retail chicken meat. C. jejuni counts often exceed...

Do I Need a Lawyer for Food Poisoning?

Marler Clark was established in 1998 by the top food attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants in the landmark litigation arising from the 1993 Jack...

Quick guide to protecting yourself from E. coli

Since there is no fail-safe food safety program, consumers need to “drive defensively” as they navigate from the market to the table. It is no...

What you need to know about infant formula and Cronobacter sakazakii

Cronobacter sakazakii is a bacterium that causes a rare but often fatal infection of the bloodstream and central nervous system. Infants with weakened immune systems...

Who is most susceptible to catching Norovirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that noroviruses cause nearly 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis annually, making noroviruses the leading cause...

Best things to eat while sick from E. coli

During the infection it is best to eat bland foods. Bland foods include: • crackers • cooked cereals, like oatmeal or cream of wheat •...

Preventing Campylobacter Outbreaks: What you need to know

Campylobacter jejuni grows poorly on properly refrigerated foods but does survive refrigeration and will grow if contaminated foods are left out at room temperature. The...

Everyday Foods that can be impacted by Salmonella

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...

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...

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...

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