The Listeria lawyers of Marler Clark have many years of experience working with clients on Listeria outbreak lawsuits.
Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) is a foodborne disease-causing bacteria; the disease caused by the ingestion of Listeria bacteria is called listeriosis. Listeria can invade the body through a normal and intact gastrointestinal tract.
Once in the body, Listeria can travel through the blood stream; it invades and grows best in the central nervous system among immune compromised persons, causing meningitis and/or encephalitis (brain infection). In pregnant women, the fetus can become infected with Listeria, leading to spontaneous abortion, stillbirths, or sepsis (blood infection) in infancy.
Listeria outbreaks pose a very serious threat to the public, with approximately 2,500 cases of listeriosis estimated to occur in the U.S. each year. About 200 in every 1000 cases result in death. Certain groups of individuals are at greater risk for listeriosis, including pregnant women (and their unborn children), the elderly, and immunocompromised persons such as cancer and AIDS patients. We are represent the families of individuals who have suffered illness from this bacterium.
The Marler Clark Listeria lawyers have unmatched experience representing victims of Listeria.