Applebee’s E. coli Outbreaks – Have They Cleaned Up Their Act?

E. coli Lawyers at Pritzker Hageman Investigate

E. coli lawyers at Pritzker Hageman are investigating an E. coli outbreak at the Applebee’s restaurant located at 1018 Meadowlands Dr. in St. Paul. The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed that it is investigating reports of multiple Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections among customers of the restaurant and is working to determine the food source.

Some of the customers who are part of this outbreak said they ate chicken Caesar salad before they became ill. Our E. coli Legal Team filed the first lawsuit against Applebee’s in Minnesota on behalf of a man who contracted an E. coli O111 infection after eating an Oriental Chicken Salad at the Woodbury, MN restaurant in 2014.

Do You Need an E. coli Lawyer?

E. coli O111 belongs to a group of bacteria that produce Shiga-toxins which are poisonous to humans. Seven STEC serotypes O157:H7, O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145 account for the majority of E. coli illnesses reported in the U.S. each year.

Symptoms of a STEC infection usually develop within three days of exposure and include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody. Some people with these infections can experience dangerous complications such as hemorrhagic colitis, hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).

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.

2014 Applebee’s E. coli Outbreak

in 2014, 13 people who ate at Applebee’s restaurants in Minnesota were diagnosed with E. coli O111 infections. After the Minnesota Department of Health identified Oriental Chicken Salad as the likely source the company removed the item from the menu.

2009 Applebee’s E. coli Outbreak

A 2009 E. coli O157:H7 outbreak at Applebee’s sickened at least 21 people from 16 states. That outbreak was linked to contaminated steak. illnesses were reported from California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Washington.

Experienced E. coli Lawyers

If you developed an E. coli infection from contaminated food you at Applebee’s and would like a free consultation with an experienced E. coli lawyer, please contact our E. coli Legal Team. We have represented clients in every major E. coli outbreak in the U.S.  You can reach us by calling 1-888-377-8900, sending a text to 612-261-0856, or by completing the form below. The consultation is free and there is no obligation.

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