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Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Lawsuits

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Lawsuits

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) is a serious type of kidney failure that occurs in 5-10% of people who are infected with E. coli in outbreaks of food poisoning.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting E. coli food poisoning induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with HUS, 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.

What is Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome?

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) is a disease that destroys red blood cells. HUS most often develops when Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria in the intestines produce toxins that enter the bloodstream. These toxins destroy red blood cells, which clog the kidneys and cause kidney failure. HUS has also been linked to other gastrointestinal infections, including Salmonella. Although HUS can cause serious complications or death, most people who develop HUS recover without permanent damage to their health.

Kidney Failure in Children

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.

What is the Risk?

According to Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, about 9% of people who have HUS develop end stage renal disease, about 33% 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.

Early Symptoms of HUS

  • Blood in the stools
  • Irritability
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness

Late-Stage Symptoms of HUS

  • Bruising
  • Decreased consciousness
  • Low urine output
  • No urine output
  • Paleness
  • Seizures
  • Skin rash that looks like fine red spots
  • Yellow skin (jaundice)

Do I Have a Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting E. coli food poisoning induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with HUS, 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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