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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 197 people in 35 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: 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 May 30, at least 197 people have been infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 in 35 states, including 5 people who died and 89 people who were hospitalized since March 2018. At least 26 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
Alaska8
Arizona8
California30
Colorado2
Connecticut2
Florida1
Georgia5
Idaho11
Illinois2
Kentucky1
Louisiana1
Massachusetts3
Michigan4
Minnesota10
Mississippi1
Missouri1
Montana8
New Jersey8
New York4
North Dakota2
Ohio3
Pennsylvania20
South Dakota1
Tennessee1
Texas1
Utah1
Virginia1
Washington7
Wisconsin2
Total149

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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