Foodborne illness Web site is resource for victims of Lansing outbreak


SEATTLE – WLNS.com reported today that more than 50 people became ill with an apparent foodborne illness after eating at Carraba’s Italian Grill on West Saginaw in Lansing last weekend. While public health officials work to discover the bacteria or virus making people ill, those sickened may be turning to the Internet for information on common causes of foodborne illness.

www.FoodborneIllness.com, a site sponsored by Marler Clark, a Seattle law firm that represents victims of foodborne illness outbreaks, provides information for consumers and the media about Campylobacter, E. coli O157:H7, Hepatitis A, Listeria, Norovirus, Salmonella, and Shigella – all common causes of foodborne illness.

“FoodborneIllness.com offers practical information about several forms of food poisoning, including the symptoms and risks associated with infection, how infections are diagnosed, and possible ways to prevent secondary cases of foodborne illness,” said Bill Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark. “The information on this site lends itself to the media covering outbreaks, individuals, and the families of individuals who have been affected adversely by eating bad food.”

Marler continued, “Hundreds of people use this Web site every day to learn more about foodborne illness – its origins, consequences, and most importantly, victims’ rights.”

Foodborneillness.com complements other Marler Clark sites about foodborne bacteria and viruses, including About-Campylobacter.com, About-Ecoli.com, About-Hepatitis.com, About-Listeria.com, About-Norwalk.com, About-Salmonella.com, and About-Shigella.com.

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Marler Clark has been at the forefront of food litigation cases since 1993 when Bill Marler represented Brianne Kiner in her 15.6 million E. coli settlement with Jack in the Box. The firm is noted for its litigation against such companies as Odwalla, KFC, Bauer Meats, McDonald’s, Hardee’s, Wendy's, Subway, Sizzler, ConAgra Beef Co, Carl's Jr, Sun Orchard Juice Company, Chili’s, Chi-Chi’s, and Malt-O-Meal.