Lawsuits were filed in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri and in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York.
Both plaintiffs became ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating romaine lettuce at Panera Bread.
The 2018 romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak infected 240 people with E. coli O157:H7, which was reported from 37 states and Canada. Illnesses started on dates ranging from March 13, 2018, to August 22, 2018. Of the 201 people with information available, 104 were hospitalized, including 28 people who developed acute kidney failure. Five people died.
Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne outbreaks including E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis and Norovirus. Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. Our lawyers have litigated cases stemming from outbreaks traced to ground beef, raw milk, lettuce, spinach, sprouts, and other food products.