E. coli Attorney

“Our lawyers are some of the few in the country who represent E. coli victims nationwide. The insurance companies involved in outbreaks know us and know we can’t be fooled into accepting bad settlements.” — Attorney Fred Pritzer

Ryan Osterholm

Attorney Ryan Osterholm has filed a lawsuit against Chipotle and is preparing to file a lawsuit against Costco and Taylor Farms for E. coli from celery and onions in chicken salad. Use our free consultation form to contact Ryan and find out if you can sue for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and other damages.

Our law firm represents clients who have been sickened in outbreaks of illness caused by dangerous E. coli bacteria, including O157:H7, O26 and other strains. We have taken on multinational corporations and won millions for our clients, both survivors and families of people who did not. Unless you or a loved one has been sickened by this deadly pathogen, it is impossible to comprehend the horrific nature of this infection.

In severe cases, patients can develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). These complications can cause kidney failure, stroke, coma, brain damage, pancreatitis, heart attack and death.

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$4.5 Million Settlement for Client

E. coli VideosOne of our clients was a young woman who got sick after eating beef. Our client and her family had gone to a restaurant to celebrate her good grades. A few days later she had severe stomach cramps and diarrhea. These symptoms soon developed into hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Her kidneys failed, and she almost died.

The family contacted us when she was in the hospital. The state health department had not determined what food caused her illness, so we began an independent investigation. After beef served at the restaurant was pinpointed, we sued the beef processor, supplier and restaurant.

This is one of many E. coli poisoning lawsuits our law firm has filed on behalf of outbreak victims. Attorneys Fred Pritzker, Elliot Olsen, Eric Hageman, Brendan Flaherty and Ryan Osterholm are our lead attorneys for these cases. Contact our law firm for a free consultation here.

Outbreak Investigation

Fred Pritzker

Attorney Fred Pritzker has been helping people sickened by contaminated food for decades. He has spoken at Harvard Law School, Cornell and other venues and has been quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, CNN and others. You can contact Fred with our free consultation form.

Some of the things we do when we investigate an outbreak include the following, when appropriate:

  • Hire top-knotch epidemiologists and other experts to help us gather evidence and build our case
  • Obtain all local, state and federal documents pertaining to the outbreak and the companies involved in the outbreak
  • Personally inspect any food manufacturing plant involved
  • Depose executives, managers and others of any companies involved, including food manufacturers, restaurants, distributors
  • Obtain relevant documents from all companies involved

E. coli Compensation

Compensation depends on the facts of the case, the insurance policies involved and other factors. It may include amounts for the following:

  • Hospital bills and other medical expenses;
  • Cost of care;
  • Lost income;
  • Pain and suffering, which includes amounts for physical pain, emotional distress, disability, loss of quality of life.

Our lawyers have successfully represented E. coli vicitms who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. These diseases are characterized by damage and destruction of the red blood cells, which leads to a lower than normal number of red blood cells (a condition called anemia), blood clots, and damage to blood vessel walls. Complications of HUS are severe and can include the following:

  • hemolytic anemia
  • kidney failure
  • pancreatitis
  • seizures
  • coma
  • stroke
  • encephalopathy
  • respiratory disease syndrome
  • heart failure
  • cortical blindness
  • death.

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) occurs when too many platelets are destroyed. Tiny thrombi (blood clots) form in blood vessels throughout the body, but particularly in the central nervous system (CNS) and kidneys. Because the formation of the thrombi (blood clots) uses an abnormally high number of platelets, the number of platelets in the bloodstream decreases to dangerously low levels. TTP can cause the following:

  • stroke
  • seizures
  • coma
  • heart arythmia
  • hemolytic anemia
  • heart failure
  • renal failure
  • severe abdominal pain
  • pancreatitis
  • enlarged liver
  • perforated colon
  • hypertension
  • death.

When someone dies, the law allows the family to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Free Consultation

Our E. coli attorneys have a national reputation and have been interviewed by The Associated Press, CNN, CBS, FOX, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lawyers USA and others.  They are sought-after speakers and have conducted numerous legal seminars and presentations on such matters as top verdicts and settlements, foodborne illness, products liability, trial tactics, and use of expert witnesses. Fred Pritzker has spoken at Harvard Law School, Cornell University and other institutions.

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