Our lawyers filed a lawsuit against a restaurant, a beef processor, and a distributor on behalf of a woman who contracted an E. coli infection after eating contaminated beef, which was later recalled by the processor.

Our client suffered bloody diarrhea with intense and painful stomach cramping. Shortly after she was hospitalized, she began suffering from severe complications called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). These conditions precipitated kidney failure, which caused damage to other our client’s other organs, including her brain and heart. Our client was hospitalized for two months and almost died several times.

Following her hospitalization, she was transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation unit at the hospital for approximately two weeks. She required several more hospitalizations in the following months. As a result of this incident, our client sustained severe and permanent injuries involving her brain, heart, kidneys and other organs and bodily functions.

The settlement in this case was in the 7 figures.

“Our client ate out at a restaurant with her family and days later became critically ill,” said attorney Fred Pritzker. “Initially, the companies responsible did not want to fully compensate her, but the scientific evidence was overwhelmingly in her favor.”

E. coli Testing