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Federico’s Mexican Restaurant E. coli Outbreak: 68 Sick, 23 Hospitalized

Marler Clark has filed three lawsuits and represents two dozen victims.

The Maricopa County Departments of Public Health and Environmental Services in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services is continuing to investigate an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to the Federico’s Mexican Restaurant located at 13132 W Camelback.

As of today at least 68 individuals with bloody diarrhea that MCDPH has been able to interview have either purchased food from or eaten at this particular Federico’s. MCDPH has also received laboratory results indicating that the bacteria causing the illness are E. coli O157:H7.  Twenty-three people have been or still are hospitalized with two children developing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

Anyone who has eaten at this particular Federico’s Mexican Food from on or after July 23 AND is experiencing bloody diarrhea should see a healthcare provider so a stool culture can be ordered. Options for people without a health care provider include urgent care centers or community health centers.

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.

If you or a family member became ill with an E. coli infection or HUS after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark E. coli attorneys for a free case evaluation.