Miguel’s Cocina 4S Ranch E. coli Outbreak in San Diego [Update]

Updated November 15, with new report of a fatality Miguel’s Cucina 4S Ranch in San Deigo has reopened after an E. coli outbreak sickened 35 people, killing one of them. Seven people, including four children, were hospitalized. The patients, who range in age from 6 to 87 years old, ate at the restaurant, located at 10514 Craftsman Way, between October 6 and October 18 and developed symptoms from October 13 to October 26.

John Christ Ferber of San Diego, an 87,-year-old Korean War veteran, died on October 26.

Attorneys on the Pritzker Hageman E. coli food safety legal team have investigated these types of outbreaks many times before on behalf of our clients and they are currently monitoring the situation in San Diego as health officials work to determine the specific food source of the outbreak.

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Symptoms of an E. coli Infection

Symptoms of an E. coli infection, which usually develop within one to three days of exposure, include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody.

About 7 percent of E. coli patients, most often young children, develop a life-threatening complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure. At least one patient in this outbreak was treated for HUS.

HUS symptoms usually appear about one week after initial E. coli symptoms and include pale skin, skin that easily bruises, decreased urine output, lethargy, and bloody diarrhea.  Anyone with these symptoms should seek immediate medical care as HUS can be fatal. Treatment for HUS includes transfusions, dialysis, plasma exchange, and kidney transplant.

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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.

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Experienced E. coli Lawyers

If you or your family member developed an E. coli infection from contaminated food and you would like a free consultation with an experienced E. coli lawyer, please contact 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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