FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Aug. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Authorities are racing to determine the source of an E. coli outbreak in which nearly 100 University of Arkansas students and staff may have contracted E. coli. Four people have been hospitalized. At least one of those hospitalized has acute kidney failure.
E. coli infections can cause a type of acute kidney failure called Hemolytic uremic syndrome or “HUS”. HUS is a severe, life-threatening condition that results in an abnormal destruction of red blood cells and can lead to kidney failure. It occurs in about 10% of those who become infected with O157: H7 or any other Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.
The University of Arkansas and the Arkansas Department of Health are trying to identify the source of the University of Arkansas Ecoli outbreak, which they believe started more than a week ago. Students at the University of Arkansas moved into dorms just last week and returned to class Monday.
“The scary thing about this outbreak is there’s nothing you can do to tell whether the food that you are served is safe. You can’t taste, smell, or see E. coli. Food that is contaminated with E. coli may look, smell, and taste just like any other food. This is why it’s critical that restaurants and cafeterias who make and sell our food, ensure the food is safe before they sell it,” said E. coli food poisoning lawyer Jory Lange.
Record-Breaking Food Poisoning Lawyer
Jory Lange is one of the nation’s leading food poisoning lawyers. Jory recently won a $10 million settlement on behalf of a family who suffered life-long medical complications after getting food poisoning from a restaurant. The $10 million settlement is believed to be the largest settlement in US history on behalf of a person who developed Reactive Arthritis from food poisoning.
How The Lange Law Firm Can Help
Our mission is to help families who have been harmed by contaminated food products. When cafeterias or restaurants harm their customers in E. coli outbreaks, we use the law to hold them accountable. If you suspect that you have been infected with E. coli by food you ate and are interested in making a legal claim for compensation, we can help. Call us for a free no obligation legal consultation at (833) 330-3663 or send us an e-mail here.
About the legal team:
Jory Lange with MakeFoodSafe.com is one of the United States’ leading E. coli Lawyers, successfully representing clients across the United States in food poisoning cases from E. coli, Shigella, and Salmonella food poisoning.
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