Lombard, IL, Los Burritos E. coli, Lawyers Investigate

Attorney Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law Team are actively investigating the E. coli outbreak associated with Los Burritos Mexicanos, a Lombard, IL, restaurant. You can contact Fred for a FREE consultation here about the investigation.

The DuPage County Health Department is investigating the cause of a cluster of gastrointestinal illnesses primarily among customers of To date, 4 confirmed cases of E. coli O157 have been associated with Los Burritos Mexicanos located at 1015 E. Saint Charles Road in Lombard. At least 6 other people may have also been sickened in this outbreak.

“Even if the precise food product responsible for this outbreak is not determined, victims with confirmed cases of E. coli O157 have the right to sue the restaurant for compensation,” says Fred Pritzker, a national E. coli lawyer who recently won a $4,500,000.00 settlement for an E. coli victim.*

E. coli O157:H7 infections often cause bloody diarrhea and severe abdominal cramping. The bloody diarrhea is a sign of E. coli colitis (hemorrhagic colitis), a serious inflammation of the colon that is sometimes so severe that it requires removing all of part of the colon. This surgery is known as a colectomy. An E. coli infection can develop into hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure. HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly.  The investigation is ongoing and the health department is working closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health and healthcare professionals toward prevention and control of any further disease transmission.

Persons who exhibit any of the symptoms of E. coli O157:H7 are advised to contact their physician to arrange for appropriate testing and treatment, as indicated.  Antibiotics should not be used to treat this infection. There is no evidence that treatment with antibiotics is helpful, and taking antibiotics may increase the risk of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).  Before using antidiarrheal agents such as loperamide (Imodium®) or diphenoxylate with atropine (Lomotil®), contact your physician, since antidiarrheal agents can prolong illness in persons with E. coli O157:H7, and should be avoided.

If you or a family member has eaten at the Los Burritos Mexicanos restaurant in Lombard, Illinois, between May 24 and June 14 and developed diarrheal illness within two to 10 days after eating, you need to see your doctor for treatment and to test a stool sample for the presence of E. coli bacteria. If you are diagnosed with E. coli food poisoning, need to call and report the illness to the DuPage County Health Department at (630) 221-7040 between 8am and 4:30pm; for after-hours concerns, call (630) 682-7400.  Fred and his team can help you with this.

*The $4.5 million E. coli lawsuit settlement involved a case where a young woman developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure that can cause multiple-organ failure and brain damage. Most E. coli settlements will not be this large and this settlement does not guarantee a similar outcome.  You can contact our E. coli lawyers HERE to ask them how they determine how much an E. coli case is worth.

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