Our law firm has helped many clients from Arizona with personal injury and wrongful death claims against food companies, restaurants and retailers. These food poisoning cases have been linked to tainted beef, produce, and cheese made with raw milk.
If the source of the Arizona E. coli O157:H7 outbreak can be found, the victims of that outbreak generally have a legal right to compensation. This is because food contaminated with this pathogenic bacteria is adulterated under federal law, and therefore legally defective. The theories of law generally used to recover compensation for the victims are strict liability, breach of contract, and negligence. An attorney who knows how to sue a food manufacturing company or restaurant for food poisoning should be consulted.
Compensation should include amounts for all complications of the infection, including hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), the leading cause of kidney failure in children in the United States, and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), a related illness that is sometimes referred to as adult HUS. In addition to kidney failure, these complications can cause brain damage, seizures, coma, encephalopathy, blindness, hypertension, stroke, heart failure, pancreatitis, and death.
Depending on the facts of the case, a lawsuit may be filed in state or federal court. The facts will also determine if the suit is filed in Arizona or another state. These are critical decisions that should be made by an experienced attorney.
The United States District Court for Arizona hears cases in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Yuma, and Prescott. The Superior Court is Arizona’s general jurisdiction court. It is a single entity with locations in each county: Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Geenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma.
Pritzker law firm attorneys have appeared on national and local news programs discussing food safety and litigation against food manufacturers, restaurants and others. Our law firm works with local counsel to obtain justice for E. coli victims throughout the United States. To contact the firm, please call toll-free at 1-888-377-8900 or submit a free consultation request form.
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