E. Coli Lawsuit Attorneys
The E. coli lawsuit attorneys at the firm of Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky LLC understand the suffering endured by our clients who contract food poisoning, and we are dedicated to supporting these victims as they pursue full compensation for their damages. In many cases, E. coli infections can be traced to unsafe food preparation practices. When this happens, we fight to hold negligent food preparers, suppliers, cooks, and servers responsible. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with E. coli, we can help you determine the source of your infection and achieve justice. For a free legal consultation, please contact our E. coli lawsuit attorneys.
What is E. Coli?
E. coli is the common name for a group of bacteria called Escherichia coli, which is responsible for an estimated 70,000 cases of food poisoning every year in the United States alone. These bacteria are found in animals’ intestines, and can contaminate food that comes into contact with infected animals’ feces. Common sources of E. coli food poisoning may include:
- Fresh produce
- Ground beef
- Unpasteurized milk
- Unsafe restaurant practices (such as servers or food preparers who don’t wash their hands after using the restroom)
- Contaminated drinking water
Most healthy adults who contract E. coli overcome their symptoms within a few weeks, but this infection can be much more serious for individuals who have compromised immune systems, such as the elderly and young children. Some patients diagnosed with E. coli infections go on to develop hemolytic-urenia syndrome (HUS), a serious condition which can lead to kidney failure, brain damage, or even death.
Symptoms of E. Coli
If a person has become infected with E. coli, he or she may present with the following symptoms within three or four days:
- Diarrhea which may start watery and become bloody
- Severe abdominal cramping
If you experience the above symptoms of E. coli, it is vital that you seek immediate medical attention in order to avoid extended suffering, contaminating your loved ones, or the more serious and potentially fatal condition called HUS.
Do you have an E. Coli Lawsuit Claim?
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with E. coli or another foodborne illness, negligent food preparation, manufacturing, or serving practices may be to blame for your suffering. At Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky, LLC, our E. coli lawsuit attorneys have extensive experience in defending the rights of innocent consumers, and we can employ our considerable resources to help you recover just compensation for your damages. To learn more about your rights and how we can protect them, please contact our E. coli lawsuit attorneys for a free legal consultation anywhere in the United States.