In most Wisconsin E. coli outbreaks, some of the people sickened develop a complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome, also referred to as HUS. This complication causes kidney failure, which can then cause a host of other medical problems both because the body’s waste is not being eliminated and because the infection can spread to other parts of the body, including the heart and brain.
Our lawyers are some of the few in the United States who have obtained multimillion-dollar settlements for people sickened by E. coli and HUS. You can contact our law firm using the form below.
Our lead lawyers for these cases are Fred Pritzker, Eric Hageman, Brendan Flaherty, Ryan Osterholm, and Lindsay Lien Rinholen, who is licensed to practice in Wisconsin.
Five Children Sickened by E. coli and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
Five children living in 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 released from the hospital after 6 weeks, and another has recently been admitted with the same symptoms.
Investigation to Find the Source of the Wisconsin E. coli HUS Outbreak
Our attorneys are available for a free consultation regarding legal representation and a private investigation of any E. coli and HUS outbreak.
E. coli HUS Lawsuit in Wisconsin
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.
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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.