More E. coli Cases in North Carolina

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State and local health officials are investigating seven E. coli cases in Wake County that sent four people to the hospital and sickened at least three others. Wake County Community Health Director Sue Lynn Ledford says officials learned of the test results confirming E. coli on Tuesday. Six children and one adult were sickened. Of the four who were hospitalized, two have been released but two others remain in intensive care. Ledford says children are generally more susceptible to the ailment than adults. E. coli is a potentially deadly type of food poisoning caused by bacteria found in fecal matter. Symptoms include severe diarrhea and painful abdominal cramps. Officials aren't sure yet whether any of the cases are connected. Ledford says they should have more answers within a few days. [article from WLOS ABC 13]

Affects of E. coli

E. coli affect children the most. The most common affect of an E. coli infection is hemolytic uremic syndrome. Children with this condition may experience hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, renal failure and death. These conditions cause fatigue, shortness of breath, the inability for blood to clot, immunity issues and death. Children are affected most because of their size. Laws have been created to protect people from being infected by E. coli due to another party's negligence. When said party fails to meet that letter of the law, they can be held liable for the resulting injuries. This means they will have to pay for the medical treatment you have had or will have due to this infection. It also means they may have to pay addition compensation for your pain and suffering.

E. coli Lawyers

Lawyers who help those infected by E. coli must have the experience and financial resource to prevail over powerful defendants. Often times these are multi-national corporations. Commercial Meat Co., a Los Angles Company re-called back 377,775 pounds of meat after routine testing discovered the bacterium, The Los Angeles Times reports. Tyson recalled approximately 131,300 pounds of ground beef earlier this year. The Clore Law Group is know for prevailing in complex litigation like this. Call the Clore Law Group today to discuss your E. coli lawsuit.

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