Can You Sue for E. coli from Cheese?
Yes. Our lawyers have won millions for people who contracted E. coli infections from cheese. Some of our clients have been young children who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a severe complication of this infection that causes kidney failure. We have also won money for the families of people who died after eating cheese made with raw milk that was contaminated with E. coli bacteria.
5 Things Victims and Families Should Know
- You may have a case even if the cheese is not recalled.
- In many cases, a cheese maker distributes products to retailers, restaurants, and others. In many of our cases, we have sued the cheese manufacturer and the company that ultimately sold the cheese to our client or a family member. For example, if you are in Costco or Sam’s Club and eat a sample of cheese, and then you contract an E. coli infection linked to that cheese, you may have a claim against Costco or Sam’s Club.
- The facts of the case determine who is liable (legally responsible to pay victims’ compensation) and where a lawsuit should be filed. An experienced attorney should be contacted regarding these issues.
- Compensation for E. coli victims generally includes medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages. Our attorneys have helped hundreds of food poisoning victims obtain compensation from food manufacturers, restaurants, retailers, and others.
- Compensation for this type of infection should include amounts for all complications of the illness, 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, HUS and TTP can cause brain damage, seizures, coma, encephalopathy, blindness, hypertension, stroke, heart failure, pancreatitis, and death.
- New research has found that even mild cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness can cause serious health problems in the future, including kidney damage and heart failure. This should be factored into the amount of compensation.
- There are only a handful of attorneys in the United States that litigate these food poisoning claims. Our attorneys are in that group and provide a free consultation to victims and their families. As with most personal injury and wrongful death law firms, we are not paid unless our client wins, and there are no up-front fees. Call 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) to find out if you can sue for E. coli food poisoning.