Ohio E. coli O145 Lawsuit
If you developed an E. coli O145 infection from contaminated food, you may be entitled to compensation. The amount you can recover in a lawsuit depends on a number of factors such as your age, occupation, and estimated time for recovery. Generally, the companies that made or sold the food that made you sick will pay money to cover medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, loss of quality of life, and other damages.
Proving a Company Was at Fault in an E. coli Lawsuit
To prove a company was at fault in an E. coli O145 lawsuit, you need to show:
- The food product was contaminated with E. coli O145 bacteria.
- The contamination caused illness.
- You suffered damage as a result of the contamination.
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Ohio E. coli O145 Outbreak Sickens Ohio State University Students and Others in Columbus, OH Area
A 2010 Ohio E. coli O145 outbreak that sickened people in Ohio, Michigan, and New York was linked to Freshway Foods lettuce. Seven people in Ohio, including students at Ohio State University in Columbus, were sickened. Attorney Fred Pritzker and his team represented students sickened in this outbreak and obtained money settlements for them.
This outbreak was unusual because the E. coli bacteria involved is not the typical E. coli O157:H7 serotype, but a non-O157 strain, O145. According to news reports, the strain is O145, which can cause serious illness, including hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a severe illness that causes kidney failure, brain damage, pancreatitis, and other serious health problems.