The CDC updated the outbreak numbers of confirmed E. coli around the United States, adding 6 from California, 1 from Florida, 1 from Georgia, 1 from Illinois, 1 from Massachusetts, 10 from Missouri, 1 from New Jersey, 2 from New York, 2 from North Dakota, 1 from Texas, 1 from Washington, and 1 from Wisconsin. To date, there are 149 confirmed cases, 17 with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), and 1 death, according to Marler Clark, the law fim currently representing 64 individuals affected by the outbreak, 10 of whom developed HUS. HUS is a serious condition, but timely and appropriate treatment leads to a full recovery for most people, especially young children, according to the Mayo Clnic website.
Marler Clark filed the first lawsuit as a result of the outbreak against Freshway INC. the supplier for Panera Bread in New Jersey. Marler Clark has filed two additional lawsuits, one in Pennsylvania against Freshway and a third in Arizona against Red Lobster. "I am hoping through the litigation to track the E. coil contamination to its source in Yuma. If we can find the source and the cause, we may well be able to prevent a similar outbreak in the future," said Bill Marler, managing partner at Marler Clark.
Resource: CDC updates