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Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Lawsuits

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Lawsuits

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) is a serious and sometimes life-threatening disorder usually associated E. coli. Complications associated with HUS include: blood clotting problems, hemolytic anemia, kidney failure, nervous system problems, too few platelets (thrombocytopenia), and uremia.

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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please click here to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

More Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Information

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) is a disease that destroys red blood cells. HUS most often develops when Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria becomes lodged in the digestive tract and produces toxins that enter the bloodstream. These toxins destroy red blood cells. However, HUS has also been linked to other gastrointestinal infections, including salmonella. Although HUS can cause serious complications and can even be life threatening, most people who develop HUS recover without permanent damage to their health. Complications associated with HUS include: blood clotting problems, hemolytic anemia, kidney failure, nervous system problems, too few platelets (thrombocytopenia), and uremia.

According to the National Institute of Health, HUS is most common in children. It was once very rare, but it is increasing in children. HUS is the most common cause of sudden, short-term kidney failure in children. Some children may sustain significant kidney damage that slowly develops into permanent kidney failure and will then require long-term dialysis or a kidney transplant.

According to Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, about 9% of people who have HUS develop end stage renal disease, about one-third have abnormal kidney function several years later, and a few require long-term dialysis. Another 8% of people with HUS have other lifelong complications, such as high blood pressure, seizures, blindness, paralysis, and removal of a portion of the colon. In addition, approximately 5-15% of those diagnosed with HUS end up dying from the disorder. The rates of serious complication and death are higher in children and the elderly.

Symptoms of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

  • Blood in the stools
  • Irritability
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Later symptoms:
  • Bruising
  • Decreased consciousness
  • Low urine output
  • No urine output
  • Paleness
  • Seizures
  • Skin rash that looks like fine red spots
  • Yellow skin (jaundice)

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Complications

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome has been linked to the following complications:

  • Blood clotting problems
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Kidney failure
  • Nervous system problems
  • Too few platelets (thrombocytopenia)
  • Uremia

Do I Have a Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please click here to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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