As a result of eating food at a picnic at Neff’s Lawn Care in Germantown, at least 75 individuals became ill with E. coli O157:H7 from as yet an unknown vector. Of those, 14 were hospitalized. Marler Clark has been retained by three of those families to investigate the cause of the outbreak.
Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County is continuing an investigation into the cause of the foodborne outbreak. Over 300 people may have attended an annual customer appreciation picnic held by Neff’s Lawn Care, 9400 Ekhart Road, on July 3. Of the ill, 18 have been confirmed as being infected by E. coli O157. A 73-year old male died on July 24, and a 14-year old male who was in serious condition has been released from the hospital. A 4-year old girl, experiencing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), remains hospitalized in serious condition.
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.
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