Pritzker Hageman has been retained to represent multiple clients sickened in the Wisconsin E. coli outbreak including a teenager who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and a 4-year-old child, both of whom were hospitalized.


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What is Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)?

HUS, a form of kidney failure that targets young people and children, is a complication that develops in 5 percent to 10 percent of E. coli patients. It causes small blood vessels in the kidneys to become damaged or swollen and clots form blocking the filtering system of the kidneys. Kidney failure then triggers other serious health problems because the toxins that should have been eliminated from the body in urine end up in the blood. The buildup of these toxins is called uremia. HUS treatments include dialysis, blood transfusions and plasma therapy to remove these toxins from the body.

Wisconsin E. coli Outbreak

The outbreak includes at least 20 cases throughout the state and lettuce is a suspected source, according to local media reports. Lettuce and other leafy greens are a common source of E.coli outbreaks. And the number of E. coli outbreaks linked to leafy greens has been increasing in recent years.

Over the last 24 months, there have been four multistate outbreaks linked to leafy greens:

And, in Maryland right now, an E. coli outbreak linked to prepackaged salads is unfolding. So far, seven people who ate Ready Pac Bistro Bowl Chicken Caesar Salads purchased from Sam’s Club stores in Maryland have been sickened. One person has been hospitalized. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with state health officials to determine whether other products may be affected.

Pritzker Hageman E. coli lawyers have represented clients sickened in every major outbreak over the last 20 years – including this one. If you have been sickened in this outbreak, we want to represent you, too. For a free consultation, call us at 1-888-377-8900, text us at 612-261-0856 or, fill out the form below.

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E. coli lawyer - CDC image of E coli bacteria
E. coli O157 bacteria under a magnification of 6836x. The combination of letters and numbers in the name of the bacterium refers to the specific markers found on its surface, which distinguishes it from other types of E. coli.