E. coli O157:H7
Litigation Linked to Hamburger Settled
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In June of 2007, United
Food Group, LLC (UFG) recalled 5.7 million pounds of ground beef products
after a joint investigation into an E.
coli O157:H7 outbreak by Colorado and California health officials in
conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) led
to the conclusion that UFG ground beef was the source of the
outbreak. The California Department of Health Services, Colorado
Department of Health, and CDC reported 14 illnesses associated with the
outbreak: 6 in Arizona, 3 in California, 2 in Colorado, 1 in Idaho, 1 in
Utah, and 1 in Wyoming.
Marler Clark filed suit
against United Food Group (UFG) on June 14, 2007 on behalf of a
four-year-old California child who became ill with E. coli O157:H7 and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) after
eating UFG ground beef. The firm represented several other families who
were impacted by the UFG ground beef E. coli O157:H7 outbreak and recall,
including three others who developed HUS. In total, Marler Clark
represented nine cases. To date, eight have been settled.