We are a leading E. coli litigation law firm, is monitoring a number of California E. coli outbreaks that may be connected to ground beef recalls. If you or your child have been diagnosed with this type of infection, contact our law firm for a free consultation.
If you retain the firm to sue a company for E. coli, we will take measures to determine if the case of E. coli O157:H7 is connected to recalled ground beef, another food product, and/or a restaurant; 2) consult with epidemiologists and microbiologists; 3) and pursue claims against any parties that may be responsible for the illness.
Recent California Outbreaks
- Souplantation: March 2007 – 15 people who ate at the Lake Forest, California, Souplantation between March 23 and 25 contracted E. coli infections. These cases have been connected to a recall of 75,000 of ground beef by United Food Group LLC. Even if a connection was not made between the ground beef and Souplantation, restaurants are responsible for food poisoning caused by their food.
- Bakersfield Backyard Waterslide Event: May 2007 – Kerns County Health officials reported that a backyard waterslide party in Bakersfield, California, was connected to an E. coli outbreak that sickened 12 people, 11 of them children. Kerns county officials believe 2 children contracted E. coli from an unknown source. United Food Group LLC recently recalled 75,000 of ground beef due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. Health officials are looking at a link between the recall and this outbreak. Even if the recalled ground beef was not the source of this outbreak, when someone is injured on another person’s property, the injured person has a claim under premises liability laws. In most instances homeowner’s insurance pays the injured person.
- E. coli outbreak in the Fresno, California, Area: June 2007 – Health officials are still investigating an outbreak in the Fresno, California, area that may be associated with a meat product from Meat Market, an area eatery. People who attended three parties in the Fresno area have reported symptoms consistent with E. coli infections. According to a story in the Fresno Bee, all three events were catered by Meat Market.