Escherichia coli, commonly known as E. coli, is a bacterium commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Most strains of E. coli are harmless, but other strains, such as E. coli O157:H7, can be potentially fatal. E. coli poisoning can be contracted from consuming contaminated food products, most notably raw vegetables, undercooked ground beef, and unpasteurized milk. Humans may also spread E. coli from personal contact or food preparation if they have not properly washed their hands after using the restroom.
The symptoms of E. coli poisoning include severe abdominal cramps, bloody or watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and potential organ failure. Young children and the elderly are considered at high risk for serious kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). If you have recently consumed raw vegetables or undercooked ground beef and are experiencing these symptoms, see a doctor immediately.
E. coli litigation is designed to recover compensation for victims of E. coli poisoning. Several theories of recovery are used, including negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, and product liability. If injured, you may have a claim against a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer. We are experienced and know the laws and regulations regarding E. coli liability.