Michigan E. coli O26 Cases Linked to Jimmy Johns Clover Sprouts E. coli Outbreak

Attorney Fred Pritzker and his E. coli litigation team are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O26 in Michigan and other states linked to Jimmy Johns restaurants. In Michigan there are 2 confirmed cases and 5 suspected cases. The Jimmy Johns E. coli outbreak has also sickened 12 additional people in 5 other states.

Fred and his team have won cases for people sickened by raw sprouts before, and victims of this outbreak can contact him for a free consultation.

In response to the outbreak of E. coli O26 infections in Michigan, the Michigan departments of Community Health (MDCH) issued a public health alert regarding the Michigan E. coli O26 infections. MDCH is recommending that people avoid consumption of raw clover sprouts until further information about the origin of the contaminated sprouts is available. The investigation of the Jimmy John’s E. coliO26 outbreak has found evidence that the source of the outbreak is contaminated clover seeds. This is not unusual for food poisoning outbreaks linked to clover.

The people sickened in Michigan began experiencing E. coli symptoms (primarily severe abdominal cramps and bloody diarrhea) from February 6 – 12, 2012. All seven people reported consumption of raw sprouts at sandwich shops in mid and southeast Michigan. Of the seven cases, there have been two known hospitalizations. Those affected range in age from 19-50.

E. coli O26 is a Shiga toxin-producing bacterium, similar to E. coli O157:H7. Illness caused by E. coli O26 can include symptoms of acute diarrhea, in particular, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps with little or no fever. The illness usually lasts one week. In some people, especially young children, the elderly, or those who are immunocompromised, a more severe illness, such as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), even death, is possible. Persons with HUS have kidney failure and often require dialysis and transfusions.

Attorney Fred Pritzker and the other E. coli lawyers at our law firm represent E. coli food poisoning victims nationwide. To contact Fred and his team for a free consultation, call 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or submit our free consultation form. We are not paid unless you win.


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