Five Children Sickened by Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
In 2010, five children living on Grand Avenue in Belgium, Wisconsin, were diagnosed with E. coli O157:H7. At least one developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a life-threatening complication of an E. coli infection that can cause kidney failure, strokes, seizures, pancreatitis, and other serious problems. According to Fox 6 out of Milwaukee, one child was just released from the hospital after 6 weeks, and another has recently been admitted with the same symptoms.
Investigation to Find the Source of the Outbreak
Health officials have not found the source of the E. coli – HUS outbreak. Our attorneys are available for a free consultation regarding legal representation and a private investigation of the outbreak.
E. coli HUS Lawsuit
The compensation available for an E. coli victim and his or her family will depend on the facts of the case. For children who develop HUS, compensation should include enough money to pay for future medical expenses, which may be substantial. Victim compensation may include amounts for the following:
- Hospital bills and other medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of quality of life
- Other damages.
Free Attorney Consultation
Pritzker Hageman attorneys have recovered millions for victims of E. coli and HUS. In recognition of their experience in this area, Pritzker Hageman attorneys have appeared on CBS News, Fox News, and numerous local stations. They have also been interviewed by The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Lawyers USA, and others.