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Lettuce E. Coli Lawsuit

Lettuce E. Coli Lawsuit

Romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, has been linked to an outbreak of E. Coli food poisoning that has sickened at least 210 people in 36 states, including 5 people who died. Many of the victims ate at Panera Bread, Papa Murphy’s, and other restaurants.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting E. Coli induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with E. Coli from lettuce or Panera Bread, 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: Panera Bread Hit With 2 Lawsuits

In July 2018, a 2nd lawsuit was filed against Panera Bread by victims of the E. coli food poisoning outbreak. Both lawsuits were filed by women from New Jersey who were hospitalized with severe food poisoning after eating contaminated lettuce salads.

Canal Water Tests Positive for E. Coli

Canal water in the Yuma, Arizona lettuce growing region has tested positive for the exact genetic fingerprint of E. Coli that caused the outbreak, according to a report from the FDA.

5 Deaths Linked to E. Coli in Lettuce

At least 5 people have died of severe E. coli infections after eating lettuce. The victims who died were from Arkansas, California, Minnesota and New York. Click here to read more.

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Lawsuit

May 2018 — The family of a 6 year-old boy with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) has filed a lawsuit against Papa Murphy’s pizza restaurant. The boy was hospitalized for 16 days with kidney failure due to HUS after eating romaine lettuce in a salad from Papa Murphy’s. Click here to read more.

E. coli Outbreak Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

In April 2018, the CDC reported an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 from chopped romaine lettuce that was grown in Yuma, Arizona and distributed to Panera Bread.

How Many Illnesses Were Reported?

As of June 28, at least 210 people have been infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 in 36 states, including 5 people who died and 96 people who were hospitalized since March 2018. At least 27 people developed a type of kidney failure known as Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).

Table showing the number of ill people arranged by state of residence.
StateIll People
Alabama3
Alaska8
Arkansas1
Arizona9
California49
Colorado3
Connecticut2
Florida3
Georgia5
Idaho12
Illinois2
Iowa1
Kentucky1
Louisiana1
Massachusetts4
Michigan5
Minnesota12
Mississippi1
Missouri1
Montana9
Nebraska1
New Jersey8
New York11
North Carolina1
North Dakota3
Ohio7
Oklahoma1
Oregon1
Pennsylvania24
South Dakota1
Tennessee3
Texas4
Utah1
Virginia1
Washington8
Wisconsin3
Total210

Consumers Should Not Eat Romaine Lettuce

Health officials are warning consumers not eat any chopped romaine lettuce due to the risk of severe food poisoning:

“Consumers anywhere in the United States who have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce at home, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce, should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.”

Panera Linked to E. Coli Outbreak

Health officials in New Jersey are investigating Panera Bread as a possible source of the E. coli outbreak after identifying a cluster of 6 illnesses in Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex and Warren counties.

E. coli Food Poisoning

E. coli infections can cause stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting, according to the CDC. The symptoms usually appear within 2-8 days after eating food that is contaminated with E. coli. In some cases, the infection causes life-threatening complications such as Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).

Do I have a Lettuce E. Coli Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting E. Coli induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with E. Coli from lettuce or Panera Bread, 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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