Case News


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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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%...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)....

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...

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...

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...