The first clusters of this outbreak were detected surrounding colleges; in addition to Ohio State University, students were sickened at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Daemen College in Amherst, NY. The connection to lettuce was confirmed when a bag of lettuce distributed to a NY state school system tested positive for the outbreak strain of E. coli. Students in Wappinger Falls and Saratoga Springs fell ill, two of them with life-threatening hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS.
Ultimately, the CDC counted at least 33 confirmed and probable illnesses in the Freshway outbreak from 4 states.
Marler Clark filed the first E. coli Lawsuit in the outbreak of E. coli O145 linked to recalled Freshway romaine lettuce. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a student at Ohio State University, who was sickened in the outbreak. The claim was successfully resolved prior to trial.
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The E. coli attorneys at Marler Clark have been representing victims of outbreaks since 1993. The law firm has represented victims of the largest E. coli outbreaks in the country, including the 2006 spinach E. coli outbreak and the 2005 Dole lettuce E. coli outbreak.