Jimmy John's and Sprouts Extraordinaire E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Colorado (2008)
Marler Clark represented 6 people who were part of a 2008 E. coli O157:NM outbreak traced to sprouts served at Jimmy John’s restaurant locations in Boulder, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Jefferson, and Weld Counties.
The Jimmy John’s E. coli O157:NM Outbreak
In September and October of 2008, public health officials in Colorado identified at least 19 cases of E. coli infection among customers of Jimmy John’s restaurants. An outbreak investigation ensued and alfalfa sprouts were determined to be the source of E. coli contamination in the restaurants.
Based on a detailed traceback investigation, public health officials ultimately found that one company, Sprouts Extraordinaire, had supplied the E. coli-contaminated alfalfa sprouts to Colorado restaurants associated with the outbreak.
E. coli Lawsuits Filed
The Marler Clark E. coli lawyers filed lawsuits on behalf of three victims of the E. coli outbreak. Their claims and the claims of three other clients were resolved in late 2010.