Romaine Lettuce E coli Outbreak Lawyer

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Romaine Lettuce E coli Outbreak Lawsuit

Did you or a loved one develop an Ecoli infection after eating Romaine Lettuce?

If so, The Lange Law Firm, PLLC can help.   Our attorney understands how to investigate and handle food poisoning and contaminated water cases and can help you and your family with a legal claim for serious illness.  We believe that food producers and stores need to be held accountable for selling contaminated food and water.

The consultation is free, and we never charge a fee unless we recover money on your behalf. Call 833.330.3663 for a free consultation.

It is important to remember that, if you believe you have an illness related to this outbreak, you should immediately seek medical attention.

How Do I Know If I Have an Ecoli Infection from this Outbreak?

Only a doctor can make a diagnosis of an E. coli infection. If you have eaten romaine lettuce and have become sick, urgent medical attention is highly recommended. Also, early medical treatment can greatly reduce the risk for long-term complications.

It is best not to panic, but it is a good idea to monitor your health and symptoms in the days after exposure.

Outbreak Info

The CDC and FDA have announced they are investigating yet another round of Ecoli infections linked to romaine lettuce. A total of 40 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 16 states. A total of 28 hospitalizations have been reported. Five people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.

The 16 states with illnesses are:

State Ill People
Arizona 2
California 4
Colorado 1
Idaho 3
Illinois 1
Maryland 3
Michigan 1
Minnesota 1
Montana 1
New Jersey 1
New Mexico 2
Ohio 5
Pennsylvania 3
Virginia 1
Washington 1
Wisconsin 10
Total 40

Illnesses started on dates ranging from September 24, 2019, to November 10, 2019. Ill people range in age from 3 to 89 years, with a median age of 22. Sixty-five percent of ill people are female. Of 39 ill people with information available, 28 hospitalizations have been reported, including 5 people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.

"Candess & Jory were extremely valuable resources for me when I contracted food poisoning. They guided me through every step of the legal process from start to finish, always willing to answer questions and be fully transparent. They were able to secure a settlement for me, but what I valued more was how truly concerned they were about my health and well-being beyond my case. I would gladly recommend Candess & Jory to anyone looking for attorneys who will fight on their behalf and really care about their clients."


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E. coli – Quick Facts

* The onset of symptoms of an E. coli infection occur between 1 to 10 days.

* Symptoms of an E. coli infection include:

  • Severe stomach cramps
  • Watery diarrhea (often bloody)
  • Vomiting
  • Sometimes a fever, which usually is not very high (less than 101˚Fahrenheit

*  In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the ill person requires hospitalization.

* E. coli infections can spread to or have severe complications on other body systems and into the bloodstream, central nervous system, and kidneys.

* Potential long-term complications of E. coli infections include Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a potentially fatal kidney disease.

40 Confirmed Cases of Ecoli O157
28 Hospitalizations
16 States with Confirmed Cases

The Investigation

The FDA, CDC, state and local agencies are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses likely linked to romaine lettuce.

The FDA is conducting a traceback investigation to determine the source of the romaine lettuce eaten by people who became sick.  Additionally, FDA and states are conducting laboratory analysis of romaine lettuce samples potentially linked to the current outbreak.

The most recent illness onset in the U.S. in the current outbreak was November 22, 2019.  For this outbreak investigation, the average interval between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported to CDC is 20 days.


The FDA and CDC are advising that consumers do not eat any romaine lettuce with a grower label from Salinas, California because no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand of romaine lettuce has been identified.

If you fell seriously ill or were hospitalized after eating romaine lettuce, call The Lange Law Firm, PLLC right away.  We’ll get to work on your case immediately and help hold the negligent parties accountable for your illness.

Meet the Attorney

When corporations sell food contaminated with E. coli, Jory Lange helps the families who have been harmed.  One of the nation’s leading food safety lawyers, Jory has helped families from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic, California to Florida, and in states across the nation.

Jory is offering free initial consultations to those infected with E. coli about their legal rights.  For 15 years, Jory has dedicated his law practice to helping families who have been injured by corporations.

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