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El Burrito Mexicano Sickens 17 – E. coli Lawsuits Pending

Marler Clark represents several victims of the El Burrito Mexicano E. coli O157:H7 outbreak. The firm filed the first lawsuit on behalf of one woman on June 20, 2013.  An E. coli outbreak in DuPage County, Illinois, is suspected to have been caused by food served at the Los Burritos Mexicanos restaurant in Lombard. The restaurant was closed on June 14, 2013 during an E. coli outbreak investigation. Several E. coli outbreak victims have been hospitalized. An E. coli outbreak in DuPage County, Illinois resulted in the closure of Los Burritos Mexicanos, a Lombard restaurant, in mid-June.

9 confirmed and 8 probable E. coli cases are part of the outbreak being investigated.

Symptoms of E. coli infection include painful abdominal cramping and diarrhea, which may be bloody.  Anyone who ate at the Los Burritos Mexicanos restaurant and is experiencing symptoms of E. coli should contact a healthcare provider and the local health department to report their illness.

Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of E. coli outbreaks and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). The E. coli lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of E. coli and other foodborne illness infections and have recovered over $600 million for clients. Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.  Our E. coli lawyers have litigated E. coli and HUS cases stemming from outbreaks traced to ground beef, raw milk, lettuce, spinach, sprouts, and other food products.  The law firm has brought E. coli lawsuits against such companies as Jack in the Box, Dole, ConAgra, Cargill, and Jimmy John’s.  We have proudly represented such victims as Brianne Kiner, Stephanie Smith and Linda Rivera.