Child’s Death from E. coli and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) has claimed another life, a 6-year-old boy from Millbury, Massachusetts–another tragic,
preventable loss of a precious child.  Health officials suspect E. coli food poisoning, which is almost always the cause of HUS, because the boy had E. coli symptoms prior to developing HUS.

It is extremely important to find the source of this apparent E. coli infection. The problem is that the incubation period for E. coli can be as long as 10 days. This means something this young boy ate over a week ago could have caused the illness. Many different kinds of food have been linked to past E. coli-HUS cases, including ground beef, mechanically tenderized steak, spinach, lettuce, pizza, raw milk and raw milk cheese, sprouts and unpasteurized apple juice. In addition, children can contract E. coli infections from contact with animals. I have handled E. coli cases involving a variety of animals, including cows (most common), a llama, a goat, wild boar and deer.

I have handled food poisoning cases investigated by the Massachusetts Department of Health, and it does a good job. Families hire me to look at the evidence from a different perspective and to conduct an independent investigation.  My experience is that finding the cause of the illness helps the family with the grieving process.

Talking with me is free, and even if you do not hire me to represent your family, you may get information that will help you.  I can also help put you in contact with food safety advocacy organizations, which I have found is helpful for many families. You can submit the free consultation form and/or call me at 1-888-377-8900.

Attorney Fred Pritzker and his team of E. coli lawyers represent E. coli-HUS victims throughout the United States. Fred’s law firm has an affiliated office in Boston, Massachusetts.  Consultations are free, and parents do not have to pay anything up front for an independent investigation into an E. coli-HUS wrongful death. 

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