Consumers suing restaurants and suppliers in romaine lettuce e. coli cases – Romaine Lettuce E. coli Lawyer
The source of e. coli contaminated romaine lettuce has not yet been determined by health investigators. However, consumers who have become ill from eating the lettuce are now turning to the restaurants and suppliers involved in serving the romaine lettuce for legal recourse. The latest count of reported illnesses directly related to the e. coli contamination is 172 people across 32 states. At least 75 of those have been hospitalized and one person has died.
Consumers, are now beginning to file lawsuits against restaurants that served the romaine lettuce. Panera Bread was the first incident to be discovered, after a restaurant patron in one of Panera’s New Jersey locations became seriously ill with gastrointestinal issues, including diarrhea and abdominal cramps. That person was one of the worst affected, as she was hospitalized and eventually developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious kidney issue. Later, as the outbreak grew, one California resident died.
Other restaurants that served the e. coli contaminated romaine lettuce that are now being sued include Red Lobster and Papa Murphy’s. A three-year old in California who ate romaine lettuce provided by Papa Murphy’s also developed HUS. A supplier of the romaine lettuce, Freshway Foods, is currently involved in a similar lawsuit filed by a consumer who became ill. These are just a handful of the victims that are calling almost daily to speak to experienced Romaine Lettuce E. coli lawyers.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are continuing to investigate the outbreak, to determine the specific source of the romaine lettuce and the e. coli contamination. The lettuce was grown and distributed from the Yuma, Arizona, area, but further investigation by the CDC and FDA, as well as the discovery demanded by Romaine Lettuce E. coli lawyers in litigation against the vendors and distributors of the tainted e coli Romaine Lettuce, will be needed to pinpoint the exact source in the region.
If you have become ill after eating romaine lettuce contaminated by e. coli, or a Romaine lettuce e coli lawsuit, please contact the Romaine Lettuce E. coli lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to discuss your legal options.