The E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, CA has sickened 33 people in Wisconsin. Fourteen of them have been hospitalized, two of whom have hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure that is a complication of some E. coli infections which can be fatal.
The Wisconsin patients, who are part of a 23-state outbreak that has sickened 102 people, reported onset-of-illness dates ranging from November 7 – November 19, 2019. State health officials have interviewed the patients 97 percent of whom reported eating leafy greens in the week before they became ill.
Symptoms of an E. coli infection include abdominal cramping and diarrhea that can be bloody. Anyone who has eaten salad containing romaine lettuce from Salinas and develops these symptoms should see a doctor right away.
The E. coli lawyers at Pritzker Hageman have represented clients in every major E. coli outbreak in the U.S. for the last two decades. Our clients in the ongoing romaine outbreak include a teenager in Wisconsin who developed HUS. If you would like to request a free consultation with our E. coli Team, call us at 1-888-377-8900, text us at 612-261-0856 or, fill out the form below.