Testimonial: $4.5 Million for Woman with E. coli Kidney Failure

The following is a testimonial written by one of our clients. Attorneys at Pritzker Hageman won her a $4.5 million settlement from a company that sold a meat product tainted with E. coli bacteria that our client unknowingly consumed. She developed kidney failure and suffered permanent kidney damage.

HUS | Woman

When I was seventeen years old, I became very sick with a food-borne illness called E. coli. I later learned that I got the bacteria from an under-cooked meat product. Because of this, I suffered from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which caused my kidneys to fail. I was on dialysis for three months.

My kidneys are still significantly damaged and the doctor has informed me that the function of my kidneys will only decline over time.

My mother found the Pritzker Hageman law firm while looking for information about food-borne illnesses. We hadn’t considered a lawsuit, but after speaking with the attorneys there and doing our research on the firm, we reconsidered. I found that members of the firm were more knowledgeable than some of my doctors on food-borne illnesses.

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Low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria.

Our attorneys were there for some very difficult times in my family. It is very nice to know people care and are willing to take your call personally.  I was pleasantly surprised when I would call the firm and be known without anyone referring to a file.

My case was settled for several million dollars. It is comforting to know that when I am no longer able to work, I will still be able to provide for my family. Right now I am going to school and cannot work because school and work is just too much for my kidney disease. The doctors also say that I might have trouble having children because of the disease. One door has been closed but Pritzker Hageman has opened many others. I cannot imagine pursuing the lawsuit with any other firm; yes, they are very professional but, more importantly, they care about their clients. They take that extra step. Most lawyers are in it for the money, but they are in it for justice.

To contact the Pritzker Hageman law firm about an E. coli outbreak, please call toll-free at 1-888-377-8900 or contact our legal team online.