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    Marler Clark developed this E. coli Litigation site to keep our clients up-to-date on current litigation being prosecuted by Marler Clark throughout the United States. The site is also a resource for Marler Clark co-counsel in E. coli cases, print and broadcast media who are working on stories about E. coli outbreaks and outbreak-related litigation, and potential clients who are researching Marler Clark in anticipation of filing an E. coli claim.

    • Chicken & Rice Guys E. coli Outbreak and Litigation

      An E. coli O157: H7 outbreak that has shuttered three locations of the Chicken & Rice Guys, as well as its fleet of Middle Eastern food trucks, Boston health inspectors said last Tuesday. By Friday the number of ill jumped to 15 with at least 10 people hospitalized.

      The department confirmed 15 cases of E. coli O157: H7 stemming from the Chicken & Rice Guys Allston location, which supplies food to the chain’s other outposts. The problems led to the suspension of its operating license.

      The company’s four food trucks, which…

    • Northwest Washington Fairgrounds E. coli Outbreak and Lawsuits

      The Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) in Bellingham investigated an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections. The Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assisted with the investigation.  Marler Clark filed multiple lawsuits on behalf of sickened children.

      Environmental contamination with E. coli O157:H7 of the Dairy Barn at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds was the likely source of this outbreak. All of the ill people either attended the Milk Makers Fest…

    • PT Farms E. coli Outbreak and Lawsuit

      PT Farm, LLC, a North Haverhill, N.H. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,800 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

      The raw, intact and non-intact beef product items (ground beef, ground beef patties and other sub-primal cuts) were produced between June 6 and June 16, 2016.

      FSIS was notified of an E. coli O157:H7 illness cluster on July 20, 2016. Working in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department…

    • Chicago Carbon Live Fire E. coli Outbreak and Lawsuits

      The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) identified an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), impacting at least 67 Chicago residents. As part of the CDPH investigation, Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill located at 300 W. 26th Street has been linked to the outbreak. Following a request from CDPH, Carbón closed voluntarily and is fully cooperating with the investigation. At least 16 individuals have been hospitalized as part of this outbreak. One of the leading symptoms caused by STEC is diarrhea, including bloody diarrhea. Infection…

    • General Mills E. coli O121 E. coli Outbreak and Litigation

      As of June 28, 2016, 42 people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O121 have been reported from 21 states – Alabama 1, Arkansas 1, Arizona 2, California 2 (up 1), Colorado 4, Iowa 1, Illinois, 4, Indiana 1 (New), Massachusetts 2, Maryland 1, Michigan 4, Minnesota 3, Missouri 1, Montana 2 (up 1), New York 1, Oklahoma 2, Pennsylvania 2, Texas 2, Virginia 2, Washington 3 (up 1), and Wisconsin 1.

      Illnesses started on dates ranging from December 21, 2015 to June 8, 2016. Ill people range in age from 1 year to 95, with a median age…

    • Costco Chicken Salad E. coli Outbreak and Lawsuit

      The CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, and public health officials in several states are investigating an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (STEC O157:H7) infections.

      A total of 19 people infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing STEC O157:H7 have been reported from 7 states. The majority of illnesses have been reported from states in the western United States. The number of ill people reported from each state is as…

    • Reno Provisions E. coli Outbreak and Litigation

      An E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak that sickened nearly two dozen people and prompted a popular south-Reno restaurant to voluntarily close has been linked to a dessert food manufactured, sold, and distributed by Reno Provisions according to Health District officials. Since mid-October twenty-one confirmed and probable cases of E. coli 0157:H7 have been reported in Washoe County.  Marler Clark E. coli Lawyers represent 10 people sickened in this outbreak.  All lawsuits have been filed.

    • Chipotle E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits

      The initial, larger STEC O26 outbreak was first detected by public health officials in Washington and Oregon through local foodborne disease surveillance. In late October 2015, officials in those states detected an increase in illness and after interviewing ill people, they determined that illness was likely linked to eating at multiple Chipotle Mexican Grill locations.

      PFGE results from ill people in Washington and Oregon indicated that people were infected with a rare strain of STEC O26. A search of the PulseNet database identified illnesses…

    • Los Chilangos E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit

      Seattle/King County Public Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to Los Chilangos food truck and caterer. After illnesses were reported and linked in August, Public Health took action and required Los Chilangos to cease operations. More interviews have brought the total number of people impacted by this outbreak to 10 individuals with at least 3 hospitalized and 1 who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.  Marler Clark E. coli Attorneys represented a young girl stricken by hemolytic uremic syndrome.

      Los Chilangos…

    • Evergreen Fresh Sprouts E. coli Outbreak Litigation

      According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a total of 19 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 have been reported from five states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: California (1), Idaho (3), Michigan (1), Montana (2), Utah (1), and Washington (11). Forty-four percent of ill persons have been hospitalized. Epidemiologic investigation has shown that the contaminated clover sprouts were served at multiple restaurant locations, including Jimmy…

    • Matador E. coli Lawsuits

      Marler Clark E. coli Attorneys represent three people sickened in this outbreak, including one child that developed acute kidney failure.

      Seattle King County Public Health is investigating a cluster of five E. coli infections caused by Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (also called STEC) associated with Matador restaurant in Ballard. Four people ate on 8/14 and one person ate on 8/22. Public Health received the first report of illness on 8/22/16 and the most recent case was reported on 9/6/16.  All the people developed symptoms including…

    • I.M. Healthy and Dixie Dew Soy Nut Butter E. coli Lawsuits

      Twenty-nine people infected with the outbreak strains of STEC O157:H7 have been reported from 12 states. Arizona 4, California 5, Florida 1, Illinois 1, Massachusetts 1, Maryland 1, Missouri 1, New Jersey 1, Oregon 9, Virginia, 2, Washington 2, and Wisconsin 1.

      Illnesses started on dates ranging from January 4, 2017, to March 13, 2017. Ill people range in age from 1 to 57 years, with a median age of 8. Twenty-four (83%) of the 29 ill people are younger than 18 years. Among ill people, 59% are male. Twelve ill people have been hospitalized,…

    • Burma Superstar E. coli Outbreak

      Between Friday, August 23 and Monday, August 26, 2013, the San Francisco Department of Public Health Communicable Disease Control Unit (SFDPH CDCU) received eight reports of laboratory-confirmed Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157 infection in unrelated San Francisco residents.  This number of reports represented a marked increase over the background incidence of E. coli O157 in San Francisco of less than 1 case per month.  The eight reports were received from three clinical laboratories.  Case-patient residences were geographically…

    • Jimmy Johns Cucumber E. coli Outbreak

      On Friday, October 18, 2013, public health investigators at the Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE) detected an increase in Denver area patients reported as having E. coli O157.  Preliminary interviews revealed that patients had eaten at Jimmy John’s restaurants and shopped at an area grocery store chain.  CDPHE epidemiologist, Nicole Comstock, noted in an October 22 email sent to county health departments that “at this time we are not ruling any exposures out yet.”  Ms. Comstock encouraged county investigators to…

    • Coco Loco and Tyson E. coli Outbreak

      In April and May 2013 the Brazos County Health Department (BCHD) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that occurred among customers of Coco Loco Restaurant located in College Station, Texas.  Cases were identified through laboratory test results, patient interviews and physician office reports.
      A total of 10 persons were counted as outbreak associated cases; five were laboratory confirmed with an indistinguishable genetic strain of E. coli O157:H7 as determined by pulsed…

    • House of Prime E. coli Outbreak

      In July 2014 local, state, and tribal health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that occurred primarily among members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and their guests. Ill persons had attended one or more of several events catered by Jim-N-Jo’s Northland Katering (“Jim-N-Jo’s”) between July 11 and July 16. The events catered by Jim-N-Jo’s included an Elder Picnic (July 11), a wedding (July 12), a three day conference for a private company (July 14-16), and a focus group held on the Fond du Lac Reservation…

    • Whole Foods and Rain Crow Ranch E. coli Outbreak

      Marler Clark represents the family of a young boy who died of complications of an E. coli infection.  The case was resolved.

      Whole Foods Market locations, South Weymouth, Massachusetts and Newton, Massachusetts recalled 368 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced August 15, 2014.

      FSIS was notified of an investigation of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses on June 25, 2014. Working in conjunction with the Massachusetts…

    • Glass Onion Catering & Gourmet Foods E. coli Outbreak

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced with state health departments that an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak had been detected among residents of California, Washington state, Texas and Arizona in October and November of 2013. When the e. coli outbreak investigation was complete, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had received reports of 33 E. coli cases traced to Glass Onion Catering salads and wraps. 27 E. coli cases had been reported among California residents.

      Several retail outlets recalled Glass Onion Catering’s…

    • Federico’s Mexican Restaurant E. coli Lawsuits and Litigation

      The Marler Clark attorneys have filed lawsuits on behalf of E. coli outbreak victims whose illnesses were traced to food sold by Federico’s, a Mexican restaurant located in Litchfield Park, Arizona.  The lawsuits were filed on behalf of children and adults who were part of a 94-person E. coli outbreak.

      Health officials reported that at least 23 people were hospitalized after eating food from the restaurant.  At least two developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.

      The Maricopa County Environmental Services Department collected…

    • Los Burritos Mexicanos E. coli Lawsuits and Litigation

      Marler Clark represents several victims of an E. coli outbreak that was traced to the Los Burritos Mexicans restaurant located in Lombard, Illinois, in June of 2013.  The law firm filed 2 lawsuits against Los Burritos Mexicanos shortly after the E. coli outbreak was announced. 

      At least 52 confirmed and probable E. coli cases were reported to the DuPage County Health Department during the E. coli outbreak linked to Los Burritos Mexicanos.  At least one person developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a complication of…

    • Tanimura & Antle Romaine Lettuce E. coli Lawsuit

      Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against Tanimura & Antle in May of 2013.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the family of a Canadian woman who became ill with an E. coli infection after eating contaminated Tanimura & Antle lettuce in August, 2012. 

      The woman’s illness was one of at least 2 traced back to Tanimura & Antle lettuce.  In August of 2012, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) isolated E. coli O157:H7 from a sample of Tanimura & Antle Romaine lettuce and issued a “Health…

    • Cleveland County Fair E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit

      Marler Clark filed 2 E. coli lawsuits against the Cleveland County Fair and its petting zoo operator, Circle G Farms, after an E. coli outbreak was traced to the North Carolina county fair’s petting zoo.

      According to North Carolina state health officials, at least 106 E. coli cases, including 12 children who were hospitalized, were associated with the petting zoo at the 2012 Cleveland County Fair.  Residents of 6 North Carolina counties and 2 counties in South Carolina became ill with E. coli infections…

    • State Garden Spinach & Spring Mix E. coli Lawsuits & Litigation

      Marler Clark represents several victims of a 33-person E. coli outbreak that was traced to Wegmans Organic Spinach and Spring Mix sold at Wegmans stores on the East Coast in October, 2012.  The spinach was distributed by State Garden, a Massachusetts-based company. 

      The law firm filed the first lawsuit against State Garden on behalf of a woman who lives in the Rochester, NY area on November 14, 2012.  The firm filed a second E. coli lawsuit against State Garden on November 27, and a third on December 4.

    • Jimmy John’s Clover Sprouts E. coli Outbreak and Lawsuits

      On February 15, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and various local and state health departments to investigate an E. coli O26 outbreak linked to raw clover sprouts served on sandwiches sold at Jimmy John’s restaurants in five states. As of March 8, the CDC had confirmed at least 25 people, including 6 hospitalizations, with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O26 infections associated with this outbreak.

      In Michigan, 9 E. coli cases were confirmed…

    • Schnucks Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits and Litigation

      In December of 2011, Marler Clark filed the first lawsuit in a 60-person E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce sold at salad bars inside of Schnucks supermarkets in the following 10 states: Arizona (1), Arkansas (2), Georgia (1), Illinois (9), Indiana (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky (1), Minnesota (3), Missouri (37), and Nebraska (1).  The lawsuit was on filed behalf of a St. Louis woman who was hospitalized with…

    • Baugher’s Apple Cider E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit and Litigation

      On November 10, 2010 the Marler Clark food safety lawyers filed a lawsuit against Baugher’s Orchard and Farm, the Westminster, Maryland farm that recalled its unpasteurized apple cider products after they were identified by Maryland public health authorities as the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak among at least 7 state residents.
       
      After its investigation into a number of related E. coli O157:H7 cases in October of 2010, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene warned consumers who were in possession…

    • Bravo Farms Gouda Cheese E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits & Litigation

      According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease control and Prevention, at least 38 people became ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating Bravo Farms Gouda cheese.  Victims of the E. coli outbreak were from 5 states:  Arizona (19), Colorado (11), California (3), New Mexico (3), and Nevada (2).  All victims consumed Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda Cheese that had been purchased at Costco, or sampled the cheese during Costco’s “cheese road show,” which occurred in October…

    • Rocky Mountain Natural Meats E. coli outbreak

      Marler Clark’s E. coli lawyers represented a young boy in a claim against Rocky Mountain Natural Meats, Inc. and G & C Packing Co. for injuries suffered as a result of a severe E. coli O157:H7 infection.  The claim was successfully resolved prior to trial.

      The young boy was a confirmed case in an outbreak that happened in late spring 2010, and was ultimately linked to ground bison and other bison meat products manufactured by the two Colorado companies.  The outbreak caused at least 10 confirmed cases of E.…

    • Freshway Lettuce E. coli O145 Lawsuits

      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…

    • Fairbank Farms E. coli Lawsuit

      Marler Clark’s E. coli lawyers filed a lawsuit against Fairbank Farms on behalf of 12-year-old Andrea Munro, a Marshfield, Massachusetts resident, on November 3, 2009.  Andrea ate ground beef produced by Fairbank Farms on September 24, 2009 and became ill with an E. coli infection on September 28.  She was hospitalized for six days as a result of her infection.  While hospitalized, Andrea tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. 

      Marler Clark filed two additional lawsuits in the outbreak, both on…

    • South Shore Meats E. coli Outbreak at Camp Bournedale E. coli Lawsuits

      Marler Clark filed a lawsuit against Crocetti’s Oakdale Packing, Inc., doing business as South Shore Meats Inc. on November 3, 2009.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of eleven-year-old Austin Richmond, a Lincoln, Rhode Island, resident who became ill with an E. coli infection on October 17, one day after returning from a class trip to Camp Bournedale, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  According to the complaint filed by his mother, Austin consumed a hamburger made from ground beef produced by South Shore Meats, Inc. while at Camp…

    • JBS Swift E. coli Lawsuit

      Marler Clark’s E. coli lawyers sued JBS Swift Beef Company in United States District Court for the District of Colorado on July 6, 2009, on behalf of a victim of the 2009 E. coli outbreak tied to meat produced in the JBS Swift Greeley, Colorado slaughterhouse.  The plaintiff in the suit, a young boy, developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.  In the following weeks, the law firm filed another lawsuit on behalf of a Wisconsin boy sickened in the outbreak who also developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. 

      According to the Centers for Disease…

    • Nestle Cookie Dough E. coli Lawsuits

      Marler Clark’s E. coli lawyers filed multiple lawsuits against Nestle USA in the large E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to cookie dough in spring and early-summer 2009.  The first suit, filed on June 22, 2009, was on behalf of a young California woman.  The next day, the E. coli lawyers filed a second lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado child who became ill with an E. coli infection and developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious complication of E. coli infection that can lead to kidney failure,…

    • White Water Water Park E. coli Lawsuits

      The Marler Clark law firm represented seven children who became ill with E. coli infections, some with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), after playing in pools at the White Water Park outside of Atlanta, Georgia, in June of 1998.

      Georgia health officials became aware of the outbreak after several children were hospitalized in Atlanta-area hospitals with E. coli, somewith HUS.  The parents of all children with E. coli infections reported having visited the White Water Water Park in the few days before their children…

    • Peninsula Village E. coli Case

      The E. coli attorneys at Marler Clark represented a young girl who contracted an E. coli infection while living in a Tennessee treatment center in 1999.  The girl and at least one other child living at Peninsula Village were diagnosed with E. coli infections; she developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and was hospitalized for weeks, the other child recovered without complications. 

      The Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) learned of the girl’s illness in late June of 1999 after Peninsula Village had…

    • Olive Garden E. coli Lawsuit

      E. coli ETEC outbreaks are commonly associated with exposure in underdeveloped nations lacking modernized sanitation controls; however, outbreaks of the disease in developed nations are on the rise.  Symptoms of E. coli ETEC infection range from mild, non-bloody diarrhea, to severe diarrhea that is grossly bloody and accompanied by abdominal pain, fever, malaise, and other flu-like symptoms.

      The Multnomah County Health Department (MCHD) learned of the E. coli outbreak at the Gresham, Oregon, Olive Garden restaurant…

    • Kindercare E. coli Outbreak Case

      Marler Clark’s E. coli lawyers represented the family of a 15-month-old child who became ill with an E. coli O157:H7 infection and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) while attending a Kindercare facility in Folsom, California, in 2000.  The child was one of several who were diagnosed with E. coli infection while attending the Kindercare facility.

      The Department of Social Services report regarding the E. coli outbreak stated, “[t]he cause of the [E. coli O157:H7] outbreak [at the Lexington Drive Kindercare] was due to a sponge being…

    • KFC E. coli Lawsuit

      The E. coli lawyers at Marler Clark represented a woman who became ill with E. coli and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) after eating food from a KFC in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1999.  The woman’s illness was one of several that the Ohio Department of Health traced to KFC restaurants in southwestern Ohio during that time frame.

      In July and August of 1999, at least 15 people contracted E. coli infections after eating at Ohio KFC restaurants.  Pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) testing on isolates obtained…

    • Karl Ehmer Meats E. coli Lawsuit and Litigation

      Marler Clark’s E. coli lawyers represented the parents of a New Jersey child who died after suffering hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) secondary to E. coli infection in July of 2000.  The boy and his family had all become ill with E. coli infections after eating hamburgers made from beef produced by IBP and ground by Karl Ehmer Meats.

      Within days of becoming ill, the child was hospitalized with renal failure.  He stopped breathing at one point, and was resuscitated; a CT scan showed that he had suffered…

    • Excel E. coli Outbreak

      Marler Clark’s E. coli attorneys represented a young Georgia boy in an E. coli lawsuit against Excel after he became ill with an E. coli infection in 2001.  The boy had become ill with an E. coli infection after eating a hamburger made from ground beef purchased from a Sam’s Club store in Duluth, Georgia.

      The Gwinett county Health Department and Georgia Department of Health investigated his illness and determined that the boy was part of an E. coli outbreak among Georgia residents.  An epidemiologic…

    • Finley Elementary School and Northern States Beef E. coli Lawsuits and Litigation

      The Marler Clark law firm represented several children who became ill with E. coli infections after consuming contaminated ground beef served in a taco lunch at Finley Elementary School in October of 1998.  The firm filed a lawsuit against the school district and Northern States Beef, the company that supplied the school district with its ground beef, on behalf of the children injured during the outbreak.

      The Washington Department of Health (WDOH) and Benton-Franklin Health District investigated the E. coli outbreak,…

    • Lane County Fair E. coli Outbreak Litigation

      In late August of 2002, Lane County Public Health (LCPH) reported an E. coli outbreak among attendees of that year’s Lane County Fair.  As the outbreak investigation progressed, LCPH and the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) announced that 82 cases of E. coli had been associated with attendance at the fair. 

      Public health investigators established a genetic link between the E. coli O157:H7 isolated from fairgoers and from barnyard animals present at the fair, and discovered E. coli bacteria on pipes 15 feet above…

    • Wendy’s E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Oregon, 2000

      In late August of 2000, Marion County Health Department (MCHD) epidemiologists learned that several Marion County, Oregon, residents had become ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections, and that at least two were hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).  MCHD’s preliminary investigation into the E. coli outbreak linked the illnesses to a Wendy’s restaurant in Salem, Oregon, and Wendy’s International, Inc. closed the restaurant on August 25.

      After discovering the outbreak, MCHD issued a press release regarding the E. coli…

    • Odwalla Apple Juice E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits

      In October of 1996, Odwalla and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the company was recalling all Odwalla juice products containing unpasteurized apple juice.  The recall was initiated after 13 reported cases of E. coli O157:H7 were linked to the consumption of Odwalla brand unpasteurized apple juice by the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health. 

      Investigators from the Washington Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other public health agencies conducted…

    • Jack in the Box E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits and Litigation

      In early 1993, health care providers notified the Washington Department of Health that a cluster of children suffering hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) secondary to E. coli O157:H7 infection was being treated at an area hospital, and that they had noticed an increase in patients reporting to emergency rooms, suffering from bloody diarrhea.  WDOH began an epidemiologic investigation and learned that nearly all patients had consumed hamburgers purchased from Jack in the Box restaurants in the days before becoming ill. 

      WDOH…

    • ConAgra Ground Beef E. coli O157:H7 Lawsuits and Litigation

      Marler Clark’s E. coli lawyers represented 33 victims of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak traced to ConAgra ground beef in 2002.  The law firm’s clients included six children who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and the family of an Ohio woman who died as a result of her E. coli infection. 

      The ConAgra E. coli outbreak resulted in one of the largest meat recalls in US history.  The firm recalled approximately 354,200 pounds of ground beef produced at its Greeley, Colorado, plant for E.…

    • CCC Alternative Learning Daycare E. coli Lawsuit

      In June of 2002, Fort Worth, Texas public health officials became aware of an E. coli outbreak, including five culture-positive cases and at least one case of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), among Tarrant County residents.  During its investigation into the outbreak, the Tarrant County Public Health Department (TCPHD) learned that all of the victims were associated with the CCC Alternative Learning Program Daycare in Fort Worth, Texas; 12 children who attended the daycare, one daycare staff member, and one parent of a daycare attendee…

    • Bauer Meat Company E. coli Litigation

      The Marler Clark law firm represented a child who became ill with an E. coli O157:H7 infection after eating an E. coli-contaminated hamburger for school lunch at Danielsville Elementary School in Madison County, Georgia, in 1998.  The child, who is a type-one diabetic, suffered permanent kidney damage after developing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) secondary to his E. coli infection. 

      The public health investigation into the child’s illness led to the conclusion that ground beef supplied to Danielsville…

    • American Foods Group and Supervalu / Cub Foods E. coli Lawsuits

      Marler Clark’s E. coli attorneys represented five families in claims against AFG, SuperValu, or Cub Foods after an E. coli outbreak among the three companies’ customers in November of 2000.  The outbreak was traced to E. coli-contaminated ground beef produced at the AFG facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and ultimately led to the illnesses of at least 17 Minnesotans and three Wisconsinites. 

      The Minnesota Department of Health (MDOH) issued a press release announcing its investigation into the 17 Minnesota…

    • Country Cottage Restaurant E coli O111 Outbreak Cases

      The E. coli lawyers at Marler Clark represented victims of an E. coli O111 outbreak that was traced to the Country Cottage buffet restaurant in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, in August of 2008.  The outbreak is believed to be the largest E. coli O111 outbreak in US history, and sickened at least 341 people, hospitalized 70, and killed one. 

      Public health officials from Mayes County, Oklahoma State, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated the outbreak, and were unable to determine how…

    • Jimmy John’s E. coli Outbreak Lawsuit & Litigation

      The Boulder County Public Health Department (BCPH) learned that 19 confirmed and suspect cases of E. coli O157:H7 had been reported in Boulder County, Colorado, between September 16, 2008 and October 4, 2009.  Fourteen of the cases were laboratory-confirmed to have indistinguishable genetic “fingerprints” by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and BCPH began an E. coli outbreak investigation. 

      During its E. coli outbreak investigation, BCPH identified two Boulder Jimmy John’s employees as outbreak victims.  Despite being…

    • Ixtapa E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits

      In mid-October of 2008, the Snohomish County Health District (SCHD) Communicable Disease (CD) program became aware of a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 cases among county residents who had dined at Ixtapa restaurant in Lake Stevens before becoming ill. 

      The investigation by the Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH) and the SCHD identified 64 cases of E. coli linked to the consumption of food at Ixtapa restaurant.  Four cases were hospitalized, and one developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.  The investigation…

    • Herb Depot and Autumn Olives Farm Raw Milk E. coli Lawsuit

      The Marler Clark law firm filed an E. coli lawsuit against Herb Depot, the seller of E. coli-contaminated raw goat’s milk, on July 29, 2008.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a young child who became infected with E. coli O157:H7 and subsequently developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and was hospitalized for 19 days.  In addition, Marler Clark represented two other people sickened in the outbreak.  All claims have been resolved.

      Missouri’s Lawrence County Health Department (LCHD) was notified of a case of HUS in a child…

    • Aunt Mid’s Lettuce E. coli Lawsuits

      Marler Clark’s E. coli lawyers filed lawsuits on behalf of Michigan State University (MSU) and University of Michigan students who became ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating contaminated lettuce served at campus dining centers in September of 2008.  The students were part of an E. coli outbreak that ultimately resulted in at least 45 illnesses among residents in Michigan, Illinois, and Ontario, Canada.  In addition to the students, Marler Clark represented a number of other Michigan residents in the outbreak. 

      Public…

    • S & S Foods - Goshen Boy Scout Camp E. coli Lawsuit

      An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in July and August, 2008 at a Boy Scout camp in Goshen Virginia was traced to contaminated hamburger meat.  More than 84 people who attended the camp between July 20 and August 2 were infected; at least 8 were hospitalized.  Investigations found that hamburger meat produced and distributed by S & S Foods LLC of Azusa, California contained E. coli O157:H7 that was a genetic match to the illnesses.  As a result, S & S recalled 153,630 pounds of frozen ground beef products.

      Marler Clark represented…

    • California Romaine Lettuce E. coli Lawsuit

      In May, 2008 ten people in western Washington became ill with E. coli infections after eating romaine lettuce in restaurants and cafeterias in Thurston and Pierce counties.  The E. coli outbreak was traced to commercial, bagged romaine lettuce from Salinas Valley, CA.  Marler Clark represented two people sickened in the outbreak in a lawsuit against the companies who manufactured and distributed the contaminated product.  One was a student at Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, WA, and the other a young woman…

    • Nebraska Beef E coli Lawsuits (2008)

      The E. coli attorneys at Marler Clark filed four lawsuits against Nebraska Beef, the meat producer whose products were identified as the source of a nationwide E. coli outbreak in the summer of 2008.  Ultimately, Marler Clark represented over a dozen people in the outbreak, including several who suffered severe hemolytic uremic syndrome illnesses.  All claims have been settled.

      In late June of 2008, the Michigan and Ohio departments of health and agriculture investigated E. coli outbreaks among state residents.  Pulsed field gel…

    • Rochester Meat Company E. coli Outbreak Litigation

      Marler Clark’s E. coli lawyers represented three Wisconsin residents and one California resident who became ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating contaminated hamburgers at Tony Roma’s restaurants in late 2007.

      In early January 2008, public health officials in Wisconsin and California investigated E. coli cases in state residents who had eaten hamburgers at Tony Roma’s in the days before becoming ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections.  Public health agencies began a full epidemiologic investigation of the E. coli cases,…

    • Interstate Meat Ground Beef E. coli Lawsuit

      The Washington Department of Health announced on August 30, 2007 that one child and five adults in King, Island, and Clallam counties in Washington, and two Bend, Oregon, residents had become ill with E. coli infections that were traced to ground beef produced by Interstate Meats.  Later that day, Idaho health officials announced that a victim from the Coeur d’Alene area was also part of the outbreak. 

      As a result of the outbreak, Interstate Meats recalled approximately 41,300 lbs. of ground beef products for potential E. coli O157:H7…

    • Organic Pastures E. coli Lawsuits

      Marler Clark filed two E. coli lawsuits against Organic Pastures on February 7, 2008.  The lawsuits were filed on behalf of children who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) secondary to E. coli O157:H7 infection.  Both children were hospitalized for over a month after drinking Organic Pastures raw milk products.  All of the cases have been resolved.

      The California Department of Health Services (CDHS) and California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) conducted an investigation into the E. coli

    • Nebraska Beef E. coli Lawsuits (2006)

      In 2006, meat manufactured by Nebraska Beef, distributed by Interstate Meat, and sold by Tabaka’s Supervalu was identified as the source of an E. coli outbreak among residents of and visitors to Longville, Minnesota.  An outbreak investigation conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Agriculture led to the conclusion that 17 people who had eaten ground beef purchased at Tabaka’s Supervalu and consumed either in private homes or at a dinner prepared at the Salem Lutheran Church in Longville had…

    • Topps Meats E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits

      Marler Clark filed two E. coli lawsuits against Topps Meats.  The first lawsuit was filed on behalf of a New York child who was hospitalized for four days after eating a Topps hamburger at a barbecue, and the second lawsuit was filed on behalf of a mother and child who were both hospitalized - the child with hemolytic uremic syndrome - after eating Topps hamburgers at their home. In the second lawsuit, Marler Clark’s E. coli attorneys asked that the plaintiffs be awarded punitive damages.

      On September 25, 2007, the USDA’s Food Safety…

    • Cargill Hamburger E. coli Lawsuits

      Ground beef produced by Cargill and sold at Sam’s Club stores and other retail outlets throughout the United States was determined to be the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in September of 2007.  The company recalled approximately 845,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties after three people in Minnesota tested positive for E. coli and an investigation by Minnesota health officials identified the Cargill hamburger patties as the source of the illnesses.

      Victims of the outbreak, most of whom purchased the Cargill hamburgers…

    • Wendy’s E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits - Utah, 2006

      On August 7, 2006, the Weber-Morgan Health Department (WMHD) announced that four people had become ill with E. coli O121:H19 infections after eating iceburg lettuce prepared at the Wendy’s restaurant located at 2500 N 400 E in North Ogden, Utah. WMHD announced that three of the four people confirmed ill with E. coli infections had developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

      WMHD’s investigation into the outbreak revealed that Wendy’s had catered a CORE Academy luncheon on June 30. More than 300 people were potentially…

    • United Food Group E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits and Litigation

      In June of 2007, United Food Group, LLC (UFG) recalled 5.7 million pounds of ground beef products after a joint investigation into an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak by Colorado and California health officials in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) led to the conclusion that UFG ground beef was the source of the outbreak.

      The California Department of Health Services, Colorado Department of Health, and CDC reported 14 illnesses associated with the outbreak: 6 in Arizona, 3 in California, 2 in Colorado, 1 in Idaho,…

    • Taco John’s E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits

      The E. coli lawyers at Marler Clark filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Cedar Falls, Iowa, family whose nine-year-old daughter was hospitalized with an E. coli infection and hemolytic uremic syndrome on December 14, 2006. The firm later filed two additional lawsuits against Taco John’s, one on behalf of a Waterloo, Iowa, woman, and one on behalf of an Albert Lea, Minnesota, child. The firm represented several other individuals who became ill after eating at Taco John’s restaurants in Iowa and Minnesota.

      In December…

    • Taco Bell E. coli Lawsuits

      Marler Clark filed lawsuits against Yum! Brands, the parent company of Taco Bell, and Ready Pac Produce in connection with the 2006 E. coli O157:H7 outbreak traced to Taco Bell restaurants. The firm’s E. coli lawyers represented six victims of the outbreak.

      During the last week of November and the beginning of December, 2006, state and local health departments in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware began receiving reports of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses among patrons of Taco Bell restaurants. The Centers…

    • PM Beef, Lunds & Byerly’s E. coli Outbreak Litigation

      The Minnesota Department of Health (MDOH) issued a press release on May 8, 2007, stating that an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak had been traced to ground beef purchased at four stores: Byerly’s St. Louis Park, Byerly’s Minnetonka, Byerly’s Chanhasen, and Lunds Edina – all west metro Minneapolis stores. As a precautionary measure, Lunds and Byerly’s removed all potentially contaminated ground beef from meat cases at their stores.

      According to MDOH, five adults and two children became ill with E. coli infections after eating…

    • Fresno Meat Market E. coli Lawsuits

      In May of 2007, the Fresno County Department of Community Health (FCDCH) received several reports of E. coli O157:H7 illness among people who had attended events that served food provided by The Grill at the Meat Market. FCDCH investigated the outbreak, and identified beef tri-tip as the source of the outbreak.

      The Fresno County Public Health Laboratory identified 27 people who submitted stool samples that tested positive for E. coli O157:H7, and urged consumers who had purchased cooked tri-tip from The Grill at the Meat Market on May…

    • Spokane Produce E. coli Lawsuits

      On July 17, 2002, Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) contacted the Washington State Department of Health (WDOH) to report a cluster of diarrheal illnesses among a group of teenaged girls who had recently attended a drill team dance camp at Eastern Washington University (EWU). Laboratory tests conducted by the WDOH Public Health Laboratory would later confirm the illnesses to be E. coli O157:H7 with an indistinguishable PFGE pattern. Subsequently, SRHD became aware of additional cases of E. coli O157:H7 with the same PFGE pattern…

    • Sodexho E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits

      At the Sequoias retirement facility in Portola Valley, San Mateo County, California, employees are not involved in food service and kitchen management. Instead, The Sequoias contracts with Sodexho, an outside vendor, to perform those functions. Sodexho employees prepare and serve meals to Sequoias residents.

      On Monday, October 13, 2003, the San Matero County Health Services Agency (SMCHSA) commenced an investigation based on information that a resident of the Sequoias in Portola Valley had cultured positive for E. coli O157:H7.…

    • Sizzler E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits

      The City of Milwaukee Health Department was contacted by Children’s Hospital on July 24, 2000 regarding a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 cases. Eventually, sixty-four confirmed cases were discovered – 62 linked to the Layton, Wisconsin, Sizzler and two linked to the Mayfair, Wisconsin, Sizzler. Dozens of these individuals were hospitalized; four developed HUS and one died. In addition to the confirmed cases, the State noted that there were reports of 551 probable cases, and another 122 possible cases.

      Sixty-two of the laboratory-confirmed…

    • Topps Meat and Price Chopper E. coli Lawsuit

      On September 7, 2005, the Albany County Health Department (ACHD) was notified that an eight-year-old girl was hospitalized with a diagnosis of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. A stool specimen was sent to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDH) Wadsworth Center for E. coli O157:H7 testing. The test was confirmed positive on September 21, 2005.

      During an investigation into the child’s illness, health officials learned that on August 26, she had had consumed a Topps brand quarter pound beef patty cooked on the grill at home. Most…

    • Robinswood Pointe E. coli Outbreak Litigation

      In late September, 2005, Public Health Seattle and King County and the Washington State Department of Health (WDOH) began investigating a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in King County. The agencies concluded that an outbreak consisting of 14 cases of E. coli O157:H7 (4 laboratory-confirmed cases and 10 probable cases) was tied to consumption of food served at the Robinswood Pointe Senior Living Facility in Bellevue, Washington.

      The two public health agencies conducted a case-control study, tracing the source of illness…

    • Gold Coast Produce E. coli Lawsuits

      In late September and early October, 2003, health departments for the State of California and San Diego County began investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections, following reports of the illness from three area hospitals.

      On October 8, 2003, the San Diego County Health Department issued a News Release, announcing that sixteen cases had been reported in San Diego County, and four more in Orange County. Health department sources indicated that the overwhelming majority of persons involved in the E. coli outbreak had consumed…

    • King Garden Buffet E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits

      The Wayne County Health Department (WCHD) announced it was investigating the outbreak of four confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 thought to be connected to the King Garden Buffet restaurant in Wooster, Ohio, in September 2003.

      WCHD reported 11 culture-confirmed and two probable cases of E. coli O157:H7, and determined the outbreak had been caused by consumption of food at the King Garden restaurant. Jell-O contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 was determined to be the vehicle of transmission. An environmental inspection…

    • Kids Korner Daycare E. coli Lawsuit

      Marler Clark’s E. coli attorneys represented a Missouri family in an E. coli lawsuit against a day care facility after their two-year-old boy and his eight-month-old sister, who both attended the day care, became ill with E. coli infections.  The two-year-old boy developed HUS and was hospitalized for nearly three weeks.  He endured a full week of dialysis, seven transfusions, three surgeries, and a severe case of pancreatitis.

      In early May of 2004, the Jasper County, Missouri, Health Department (JCHD)…

    • Habaneros E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits

      On Friday, August 29, 2003, staff in the Communicable Disease (CD) section at the St. Clair County Health Department (SCCHD) received a telephone call from a Sangamon County (Illinois) resident, who reported that he, his roommate and fiancé, and a friend had recently traveled to the St. Clair area. All three were now experiencing bloody diarrhea and had gone to emergency rooms in their respective hometowns for treatment. Laboratory results were pending. CD staff notified the SCCHD Environmental Health section.

      On Tuesday, September 2,…

    • Flanders E. coli Outbreak Litigation

      In August and September of 2005, public health officials determined that at least three Coloradoans, including two small children, and residents of several other states had become ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating Flanders brand ground beef patties.

      The USDA issued a notice saying that approximately 900,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties manufactured by Flanders Provision Company was being recalled because of possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The Class I recall described the meat as being produced…

    • Dole Lettuce E. coli Outbreak Lawsuits

      In 2005, at least 23 people in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, were confirmed ill with E. coli infections after eating contaminated Dole brand lettuce.  Residents of Wisconsin and Oregon also tested positive during the E. coli outbreak, which triggered the Food and Drug Administration to issue a nationwide health alert to warn the public not to eat Dole packaged lettuce on October 2, 2005. The alert stated that certain pre-packaged Dole salad products—Classic Romaine, American Blend, and Greener Selection—“have been…

    • Dee Creek Farms Raw Milk E. coli Outbreak Litigation

      In December of 2005, Clark County, Washington, health officials traced the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that had sickened at least 18 people to unpasteurized milk produced by Dee Creek Farm. Two children who drank the raw milk were hospitalized in critical condition.

      Marler Clark’s lawyers represented the families of children who were severely injured after drinking the E. coli-contaminated raw milk in litigation against Dee Creek Farms.

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    • Carneco and Sam’s Club E. coli Lawsuit

      In August, 2004, Carenco foods recalled nearly 500,000 pounds of frozen ground beef and beef patties due to potential contamination with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. The ground beef and beef patties, produced on June 21, 2004, had been distributed to Sam’s Club stores and sold to consumers.

      The E. coli-contaminated ground beef was epidemiologically linked to at least five illnesses by Minnesota and Wisconsin health officials.

      Marler Clark’s E coli lawyers filed an E. coli lawsuit against Carneco on…

    • BJ’s Wholesale Club E. coli Lawsuits

      On May 28, 2002, an E. coli outbreak alert was sent to health departments, physicians, and hospitals in New York and New Jersey after the identification of a sudden increase in E. coli infections. Health officials traced the illnesses of three children, two from Orangeburg, NY, and one from Paramus, NJ, to the consumption of ground beef produced by BJ’s Wholesale Club.

      More than two months after the last child had become ill, BJ’s Wholesale Club sent a notice to club members who had purchased 90% lean ground…

    • AgVenture Farms Petting Zoo E. coli Outbreak Litigation

      The Florida State Department of Health (DOH) identified 22 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Central Florida during March, 2005. At least 35 additional cases were suspected as of April 1, 2005.  The DOH stated that exposure to AgVenture’s animals at three fairs - the Central Florida Fair in Orlando, the Florida State Fair in Tampa, and the 2005 Florida Strawberry Festival were the common link between all E. coli victims.

      Marler Clark’s E. coli attorneys filed three…

    • Dole and Natural Selections Spinach E. coli Lawsuits

      On September 14, 2006, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that a nationwide E. coli O157:H7outbreak had been associated with the consumption of baby spinach. Multiple spinach recalls ensued, but ultimately only Dole baby spinach products were associated with illness.  On September 19, 2006, FDA announced that all spinach implicated in the outbreak had been traced back to a processing facility operated by Natural Selection Foods of San Juan Bautista, California, a company located in the Salinas Valley.

      As of October 12,…

    • Crossroads Farm Petting Zoo E. coli Lawsuits

      The North Carolina State Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced on November 8, 2004, that the North Carolina State Fair was the source of over 106 cases of E. coli O157:H7 among persons who attended the fair. On December 16, N.C. DHHS released an outbreak report, and stated that “Many activities in the Crossroads Farm Petting Zoo were associated with illness.”

      DHHS had collected environmental specimens from several areas at the N.C. State Fair, and determined that the Crossroads Farm Petting Zoo site had a…

    • Stop & Shop E. coli Lawsuit

      Marler Clark’s E. coli lawyers represented the family of a young child who became ill with an E. coli O157:H7 infection after eating a hamburger made from ground beef purchased at the Stop & Shop Grocery Store in Manchester, New Hampshire, over Labor Day Weekend in 2005. 

      During the public health investigation into the E. coli case, leftover meat from the barbeque the child had attended tested positive for E. coli at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Laboratory, and…

    • Parsley E. coli Lawsuit and Litigation

      In September of 2005, Public Health Seattle King County received an unusual number of E. coli O157:H7 reports.  Case interviews by county investigators subsequently revealed that three unrelated Washington State residents had all become ill with E. coli infection after eating at the same Olive Garden restaurant in Federal Way; two were hospitalized.  The interviews further revealed that all four individuals had eaten the house salad and fresh parsley used either as a topping or as an ingredient in entrees.

      On September…

    • Emmpak E. coli Lawsuit and Litigation

      Marler Clark’s E. coli lawyers represented victims of an E. coli outbreak that occurred in early September of 2002.  That month, the Wisconsin Department of Public Health (WDPH) identified several Wisconsinites with E. coli and traced their illnesses back to ground beef products.

      A joint investigation between WDPH and other public health agencies, including the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) led to the conclusion that the source of the E. coli outbreak…

    • China Buffet E. coli Outbreak

      Marler Clark’s E. coli attorneys represented a Minnesota woman who became ill with an E. coli infection after eating at the China Buffet restaurant in Alexandria, Minnesota, in August of 2001.  The woman was hospitalized for months after her E. coli infection progressed to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and her kidneys failed. 

      The Minnesota Department of Health and Douglas County Environmental Health investigated the E. coli outbreak, and identified five cases of E. coli O157:H7 associated…

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