E. Coli Dangers

Escherichia coli (or more commonly, E. coli) are members of a large group of bacteria that can inhabit the human digestive system. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that every year at least 2,000 Americans are hospitalized because of E. coli and 60 die as a direct result of the bacteria. This dangerous infection can be caused by a number of factors, but one common way individuals can contract it is through the ingestion of the bacteria in tainted food. Approximately 85 percent of E. coli infections are food-borne in origin, according to the CDC.

If you purchased food and subsequently contracted E. coli-based food poisoning, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the party that contaminated you. Whether it is a restaurant or a commercial food product, you deserve to consume safe products that are free from danger. To seek legal representation following an episode of E. coli or complications that arose from it, contact the experienced Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

Potentially Deadly Complications of E. Coli

Complications that can follow E. coli infection include:

  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Renal failure (kidney damage)
  • Dehydration
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Death

Not only can E. coli be extremely uncomfortable and painful, it can be deadly if complications arise from it. If improper food handling or unsanitary conditions contributed to your infection, you deserve to seek fair compensation from the negligent individuals.

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If you or someone you love has experienced E. coli infection because of the reckless behaviors of another party, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today to learn more about your legal options.

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