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Ground Beef E. Coli Lawsuit

Ground Beef E. Coli Lawsuit

Since March 2019, nearly 200 people in 10 states were infected with E. coli after eating ground beef from a variety of sources.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting ground beef induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with E. coli, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Nearly 200 People Sick in Ground Beef E. Coli Outbreak

May 13, 2019 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Food Safety Alert to report a total of 196 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating ground beef from a variety of sources since March 2019. The victims include 28 people who were hospitalized and 2 people who developed developed Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure.

How Many People Are Sick?

As of May 13, 2019, there were 196 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 in the following 10 states: Florida (5), Georgia (49), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (69), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (1), Ohio (12), Tennessee (55), and Virginia (2).

Grant Park Packing Recalls Ground Beef for E. Coli Risk

May 2019 — Grant Park Packing of Franklin Park, Illinois has recalled approximately 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef because it may be contaminated with E. coli O103. Click here to read more.

Lawsuit Filed by Woman Hospitalized with E. coli

A lawsuit was filed by a woman who was hospitalized with E. coli after she ate recalled ground beef sold by K2D Foods. Click here to read more.

Ground Beef Linked to E. coli Outbreak

In April 2019, the CDC first posted an investigation notice that ground beef was the likely source of a multi-state outbreak of E. coli. The agency warned that “Some ground beef has been recalled, but more product contaminated with E. coli O103 may still be on the market or in freezers.”

Outbreak Investigation Details

The earliest illness started on March 2, 2019. Since then, at least 28 people were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Two people developed Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a life-threatening type of kidney failure that can occur in people with severe E. coli.

What is the Problem?

Sixty-three (84%) of 75 sick people who were interviewed said they are ground beef at home or in a restaurant before they became ill. No common supplier, store, distributor, or brand has been identified.

The illnesses do have some things in common, according to the CDC:

“Many ill people bought large trays or chubs of ground beef from grocery stores and used the meat to make dishes like spaghetti sauce and sloppy joe.”

Symptoms of E. coli Infection

The symptoms of E. coli infections often include very bad stomach cramps, diarrhea that may be bloody, and vomiting. Some people may also have a fever. Most people get better within a week.

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

About 5-10% of people with E. coli infection develop a life-threatening complication called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure. People with HUS need to be hospitalized because their kidneys may stop working and they could die.

Do I have a Ground Beef E. coli Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting ground beef induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with E. coli, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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