The law firms of Marler Clark, the nation’s foremost law firm representing victims of food poisoning, and Underberg Kessler, the respected Rochester Law Firm, have teamed together again to investigate the cause of yet another E. coli O157:H7 outbreak traced to bagged leafy greens. The firms are currently investigating claims of individuals who have potential legal claims stemming from the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to Garden State produced spinach and spring mix.
Last Friday, Marler Clark sponsored Food Safety News, reported that at least 16 people had fallen ill with E. coli O157:H7 in New York after eating Wegmans, brand spinach produced by Massachusetts based State Garden. The product recalled thus far includes:
– Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach & Spring Mix, 11oz – UPC: 77890-16411 – ONLY product sold between 10/14/12 and 11/1/12.
– Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach & Spring Mix, 5oz – UPC: 77890-16437 – ONLY product sold between 10/14/12 and 11/1/12.
Marler Clark managing partner, Bill Marler, noted that the FDA and the fresh produce industry have been working on the issue of E. coli contamination for a number of years, commenting that, “it is unfortunate that efforts so far have not produced solutions that could have prevented another outbreak from happening again.” Marler recently wrote, “A Bit(e) of Spinach and Lettuce E. coli History,” highlighting the too many outbreaks that have happened over the last decade.
Marler Clark and Underberg Kessler have worked together in other New York litigation, including E. coli and Salmonella cases. Most recently, they were appointed by the New York Court of Claims to represent over 1,000 victims of cryptosporidiosis at the Seneca Lake State Park Spraypark during the summer of 2005. The case was recently designated a class action. The also successfully resolved last years Salmonella tainted pine nuts sold at local Wegmans stores.
“We are happy to be working with Marler Clark, who have unparalleled experience with food contamination cases,” said Sr. partner, Paul Nunes, of Underberg Kessler. “I know no one who has more depth of experience on the topic than Bill Marler.”