To date, 38 people in 20 states have been sickened in an outbreak of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (called STEC or E. coli) O121 (the number identifies the kind of E. coli).
A likely source of this outbreak was General Mills flour, according to the FDA. On June 10, 2016, FDA whole genome sequencing on E. coli O121 isolates recovered from an open sample of General Mills flour belonging to one of the consumers who was sickened was found to be closely genetically related the clinical isolates from human illnesses. The flour came from a lot that General Mills recalled on May 31, 2016. Brands affected by the recall included Gold Medal and Signature Kitchen.
Compensation from a General Mills Flour Lawsuit
If you have been diagnosed with E. coli O121, use our FREE CONSULTATION FORM to contact our E. coli lawyers. One of them will contact you as soon as possible. Be sure to provide both your email address and phone number, and indicate which one you would prefer our lawyers to use. Our lead attorneys for these cases are Fred Pritzker, Eric Hageman, and David Coyle. The have won millions for people like you who were sickened by contaminated food.
Your free consultation does not obligate you to hire our law firm. If you do, however, we are not paid unless you win.
You will need to sign a retainer to hire an attorney at our law firm. When you do, your attorney will be your legal representative in all dealings with General Mills and any other company (restaurant, retailer) that may be legally responsible for your illness. Our lawyers have handled many cases like yours against some of the largest food manufacturers in the nation. You will be in good hands.
You will need to provide medical records, including any records from an emergency room, clinic, and hospital. Your medical records will help your lawyer confirm that you have a case. Also, one of the questions we often get is: “How much is my case worth?” These records are one of the many factors that will be considered in determining how much your case is worth.
We will also gather records from your local and state health departments. These may include a transcript of an interview you had with a health official, the results of E. coli testing, and other information confirming that you are part of the E. coli O121 outbreak linked to General Mills flour.
Your lawyer will talk with you at length about your case and gather the evidence needed to make sure you get compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages (time off of work), pain and suffering, and other damages. During this process, negotiations and other legal procedures, you will be asked to participate to some extent. For example, if a settlement is offered, you will need to decide if you accept it.
Trust your lawyer. Most of these cases are settled. If you decide not to settle, your E. coli lawsuit will be tried in a court of law. Either way, your job is to trust your lawyer to do the best job possible for you. Our lawyers know this area of the law. If you ask them about pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), they will not only know what it is but how to pronounce it correctly. They know what evidence is needed to win a case and how to find that evidence. Contact our law firm, and find a lawyer you can trust.