E. coli is a bacteria that can cause serious food poisoning in certain situations.  Food poisoning associated with E. coli is results from eating unwashed vegetables or contaminated meat, but other types of food can be infected with E. coli bacteria during the manufacturing process.  Those infected with E. coli bacteria suffer intense diarrhea and a high fever, or even peritonitis, an infection of the intestines that may be fatal without quick treatment.  Young people and the elderly are at an increased risk of dying from an E. coli infection.  The E. coli lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard are currently investigating E. coli lawsuits regarding products that were distributed containing E. coli bacteria.

E. Coli Cookie Dough

The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently confirmed the presence of E. coli strain 0157:H7 in Nestle Toll House refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, and Nestle issued a cookie dough recall of all varieties of prepackaged refrigerated cookie dough. E. coli 0157:H7 infections can be fatal, and cause watery diarrhea, peritonitis, and fever.

E. Coli Ground Beef Lawsuit

E. coli lawyers have recently filed an E. coli lawsuit against JBS Swift Beef, after a 14-year-old boy developed hemolytic uremic sydrome (“HUS”), a devastating complication of E. coli infection, after eating kabobs that were allegedly infected with the bacteria.  On June 28, 2009, JBS Swift Beef expanded its E. coli recall of over 41 million pounds of beef since 2007 that may contain the E. coli bacteria. 17 cases of possible E. coli infections have been linked to JBS Swift Beef in possibly including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin.  Several retailers have been affected, including Kroger, which recalled much of its JBS Swift ground beef.  More E. coli lawsuits could be filed.

E. Coli Lawyer

If you are experiencing E. coli symptoms, contact your physician, who can order a stool culture to detect an E. coli infection.  If you are diagnosed with E. coli, contact an E. coli lawyer for a free claim evaluation about your legal rights. 

Published November 17, 2011 by