E. Coli Poisoning
Foodborne illnesses from undercooked meats, unhygienic cooking areas and expired ingredients can be very severe, especially for those with poor immune systems. For many others, they become seriously ill and can be hospitalized, causing them to miss a lot of work and experience a variety of other problems.
E. Coli Poisoning Causes
Coli is a bacteria that lives in the gut of most mammals, including humans. However, certain strains can be dangerous in small amounts. While E. coli is most often contracted through undercooked meat, it can also be found in unpasteurized milk, in bodies of water exposed to animal or human waste, and on crops irrigated with untreated water, such as spinach, lettuce or even hazelnuts.
Symptoms Of Severe E. Coli
Most adults who contract E. coli poisoning experience severe abdominal cramping and diarrhea, but these symptoms disappear within a few days. However, persons with weak immune systems, such as young children, the elderly and those taking medication for organ transplants, heartburn, or HIV, are susceptible to more severe symptoms, including:
- Tremors, hallucinations, dizziness and complications with the central nervous system
- Kidney failure
- Increased risk of internal bleeding
Of the nearly 100,000 E. coli infections throughout the United States each year, the CDC reports that fewer than 3,000 of these cases require hospitalization.
Filing Your E. Coli Poisoning Claim
If you have consumed a food that has given you E. coli poisoning, it is possible you may have a claim against a restaurant or person(s) for improper preparation, or for not responding in a reasonable amount of time to food recalls. Usually, some kind of negligence allows these infected foods to make it onto the market or become infected in the first place. If you have been hospitalized due to severe illness or may experience lifelong consequences due to E. coli poisoning, contact your Minneapolis E. coli poisoning attorney to discuss your claim.
Contact A Minnesota E. Coli Poisoning Attorney
E. coli poisoning can have a serious impact on your health and it can also be deadly. If you have become sick from or a loved one has passed away from E. coli poisoning that resulted from the negligence of another party, you may have a legal claim. The Meshbesher Law Firm can evaluate your case and tell you whether or not you can file a legal claim. To find out if you have grounds for a lawsuit, call us at 612-349-5215 for a free consultation.
You can also e-mail us your questions. The Meshbesher Law Firm, like other personal injury attorneys in Minnesota, works on a one-third contingency fee basis on claims. If we cannot get you a recovery, you do not owe us for the time we have spent working on your case.