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Bad Bug Law Team - PritzkerOur 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.

To contact our law firm, submit the form on this page or call 1-888-377-8900 and ask for a free consultation with an attorney.

Submitting the form on this page does not create an attorney-client relationship. To hire one of our lawyers, you will need to sign a retainer form.

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.

“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

E coli Bacteria

E. coli O157 bacteria under a magnification of 6836x. The combination of letters and numbers in the name of the bacterium refers to the specific markers found on its surface, which distinguishes it from other types of E. coli.

$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, Eric Hageman, Brendan Flaherty and Ryan Osterholm are our lead attorneys for these cases.

Outbreak Investigation

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.
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.

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.

You Can Get Help

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.

We are a national food safety law firm: States: Alabama AL, Arizona AZ, Arkansas AK, California CA, Colorado CO, Connecticut CT, Delaware DE, District of Columbia DC, Florida FL, Georgia GA, Idaho ID, Illinois IL, Indiana IN, Iowa, Kansas KS, Kentucky KY, Louisiana LA, Maine ME, Maryland MD, Massachusetts MA, Michigan MI, Minnesota MN, Mississippi MS, Missouri MO, Montana MT, Nebraska NE, New Hampshire NH, New Jersey NJ, New York NY, North Carolina NC, North Dakota ND, Ohio OH, Oklahoma OK, Pennsylvania PA, Rhode Island RI, South Carolina SC, South Dakota SD, Tennessee TN, Texas TX, Vermont VT, Virginia VA, West Virginia WV, Wisconsin WI and Wyoming WY.