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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 53 people in 16 states, including many people who ate at Panera Bread.

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.

E. coli Outbreak Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

On April 13, 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.

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.

How Many Illnesses Were Reported?

As of April 16, at least 53 people have been infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 in 16 states, including 31 people who were hospitalized since March 2018. Two 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
Alaska1
Arizona3
California1
Connecticut2
Idaho10
Illinois1
Louisiana1
Michigan2
Missouri1
Montana6
New Jersey7
New York2
Ohio2
Pennsylvania12
Virginia1
Washington1
Total53

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.”

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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