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An Experienced E. coli Lawyer is Essential to Maximizing your Recovery in an E. coli Lawsuit

If you have been diagnosed with E. coli (STEC), speaking to an experience d E. coli lawyer is vital.  As E. coli lawyers, we understand the science behind E. coli contamination and what is involved in proving causation and recovering all the compensation your deserve. while a food poisoning lawsuit is similar to any personal injury lawsuit, having an experienced E. coli lawyer work with you on your E. coli lawsuit will save you time and maximize your recovery . Contact an E. coli lawyer here!

E. coli Lawyer Tony Coveny, PhD, MA, JD

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Our E. coli Lawyers Discuss E. coli lawsuits and claims


 By E. coli lawyer Tony Coveny

     The result of becoming infected with E. coli food poisoning is often serous, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, bloody stool, fever, and dehydration. Hospitalization is often required to treat the dehydration and anti-nausea medication is often given. Antibiotics, however, are often withheld as they cause the E. coli to shed more Shiga toxin

     The "bloody stool" is the most indicative of E. coli food poisoning, separating it from some other forms of food poisoning. As an E. coli lawyer, I recommend those who believe they have been exposed to an E. coli outbreak seek medical attention. and talk to an E coli lawyer In some cases, serious side-effects like kidney failure-can occur, and it is then that victims need an E. coli lawyer more than ever. In these cases, a victim may often need a kidney transplant one or more times in the course of their lives. This is a serious and potentially deadly side effect. 

     ALL victims of e coli should seek medical attention and maintain proper medical oversight during recovery. As an E. coli lawyer, I have seen too many people who are exposed to an E. coli outbreak take a back seat and try and ride out the effects of their food poisoning. While this may suffice, if there is blood in your stool,  as an E. coli lawyer I encourage you to get tested. E. coli outbreaks are often linked to long recoveries, kidney failure and even death. An E. coli outbreak is serous, and medical attention is a prudent response to suspected exposure to e. coli - it is also the basis of an e coli lawsuit. Given the serious health risks involved, as an E. coli lawyer I always encourage victims to find out exactly where they acquired the e coli, and talk to their health department who can help establish the source for an effective e coli lawsuit.. This is also necessary because testing (a stool test) is vital in establishing the proper foundation for an E. coli lawsuit

Food Poisoning Lawyer Anthony Coveny Discussing Food Poisoning Lawsuit During Interview with CBS.

Food Poisoning Lawyer Anthony Coveny Discussing Food Poisoning Lawsuit During Interview with CBS.

Our E. coli Lawyers Understand E. coli and its causes

STEC - Shiga Toxin Producing Escherichia Coli Bacteria:

 By E. Coli lawyer Tony Coveny

I recently received a call from two very concerned individuals.  Their mother had passed and the death certificate indicated cause of death to be congestive heart failure brought on by an E,. coli urinary tract infection.  The family was concerned that their mother's life had ended prematurely due to ingestion of food tainted with E. coli bacteria or STEC.  I was required to do some explanation for the family, and then to conduct further research into the facts of her case to determine if the E. coli infection she had could have been caused by something she ate.  Generally, here are some of the assumptions I was operating under.

Commonly Held Beliefs:

  1. Food borne E. coli is very different from the E. coli that causes a urinary tract infection . . . Not always so.
  2. E. coli urinary tract infections are not reportable diseases in most medical settings . . . This is often true.
  3. E. coli urinary tract infections are not investigated by local or state health agencies . . . This is often true.

The cause of their mother's E. coli infection in this case had, in fact been reported to the local health department.  As an E. coli lawyer, I have spoken to many E. coli victims and to many practitioners in the medical field who have told me that an E. coli urinary tract infection is not on the list of reportable diseases. in most instance.  My conversations with health officials at health agencies concurs, in most instances.  BUT, like in the case of the deceased mother, a history of symptoms consistent with food poisoning can lead to the injury being reported.  I have been informed that E. coli developed in the gastrointestinal tract can cross to the urinary tract - and though this may not traditionally be the norm, and it is not often investigated, in the right circumstances, this can be evidence of food poisoning.   The primary issue for an E. coli lawyer is that the fact that most E. coli urinary tract infections are not reported, cultures are often not passed to state and local health agencies for serotyping and further analysis.  If no further analysis is made, and the pathogen not uploaded into PulseNet (the repository of PFGE data), investigators may not be aware of the link between this victim's illness and the illness of others, be they geographically localized or diffuse as in a national outbreak linked to a particular product.

In all instances where an E. coli urinary tract infection is believed to be linked to a food borne pathogen, medical experts must be called upon to carefully critique the medical records of the victims to make a determination as to whether there is a causal link

E. coli Bacteria can be a deadly pathogen. E. coli O157:H7 which can cause Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

E. coli Bacteria can be a deadly pathogen. E. coli O157:H7 which can cause Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Our Listeria Lawyers Explain the basis of a Listeria Lawsuit

E. coli and the Oral Fecal Route



By E. coli lawyer Tony Coveny

E. coli comes from feces, and hence should not be in our food. But as an E. coli lawyer I can attest that, in an E. coli outbreak, animal feces are often found to have been determined to have entered the food supply through negligent action. E. coli outbreak: In an E. coli outbreak, the bacteria has been introduced into the food sometime during manufacture, distribution and/or preparation and sale. The cause can be food worker error, an infected ingredient, or failure to properly clean or safeguard the production or preparation facilities and equipment. As an E. coli lawyer, I have seen all of these causes in action, and under certain circumstances, they give rise to the right to pursue an E. coli lawsuit.  An E. coli lawsuit is possible following an E. coli outbreak if the defendant can be identified and has either the resources or an insurance policy to make the victims whole again. 

As an E. coli lawyer, it is my job to assist victims to determine if an E. coli lawsuit is in order. E. coli is commonly transmitted from feces to food. Without proper food handling procedures, cross-contamination can occur, and people can get infected. Hamburger and chicken that is not cooked to proper internal temperatures can cause E. coli food poisoning, as can vegetables and fruits that are not properly washed. I recommend contacting a competent E. coli lawyer to represent you if you believe you have become ill from eating food contaminated with E. coli.

E. coli Lawyer - E. coli Lawsuit

Listeria Monocytogenes



The symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes include gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea and nausea, as well as other symptoms, such as fatigue and body aches.  Listeria often moves "beyond" the gastrointestinal.  It can cause blood infections which often result in a positive blood culture if one is performed.  Very often aggressive antibiotic regimens are prescribed to combat Listeria.  If you KNOW you have been exposed to Listeria, you may want to tell your physician so that the proper test can be performed.  Without doing so, the diagnosis may be missed, leading to improper or inadequate treatment and to the loss (or complication) of certain legal rights for a victims in a given outbreak.  To make sure you and your loved ones a re properly treated and cared for, and to preserve all of your legal rights and options, your will want to make sure you receive the proper testing and talk to a Listeria lawyer.   This means, as in most suspected cases of food poisoning, to have a stool test and blood culture performed - and in some cases, a CSF culture.  Proper testing also enables local and state health agencies to track cases, find sources of food borne illness, and prevent further harm to consumers.  A vital step in fighting food borne illness is the proper reporting of cases - only laboratory confirmed cases can alert health agencies and enable them to get ahead of it - it also facilitates a listeria lawsuit.

Trace Back Investigation



By E coli Lawsuit Lawyer Tony Coveny

When I am called about a possible Listeria lawsuit, the primary concern is usually causation, or finding the source.  A person infected with Listeria is sick, and that is clear.  The damages, although there may be some debate over the value of the medical treatment, the level of pain and suffering, or other costs, are clear to most people.  What is not always clear is the origin of the Listeria - a trace-back investigation or an epidemiological investigation is often required.  In a trace-back investigation, the common source of two or more victims' food supply is evaluated through interviews or questionnaires.  In a reported outbreak, often the initial questionnaires will be replaced by more targeted questionnaires  that seek to identify the specific ingredient or specific supplier of a product, thereby further narrowing the origin in the hope of curtailing the outbreak's reach.  

Like cases of Campylobacter, Shigella, E. coli, and Salmonella, PFGE matching can be used to confirm a victim is a part of a particular outbreak even if the victims are spread across the nation.  PFGE matching is not available for viruses like Norovirus or hepatitis A.

UPS+DATE:  Currently, there is a major outbreak of E. coli linked to Romaine lettuce.  For information about the Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak, or about filing a Romaine lettuce E coli Lawsuit, linked to 197 victims, 26 cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome, and 5 deaths, call or text food poisoning lawyer Tony Coveny.

Reporting Food Poisoning is an Essential Step to Stop its Spread



Why is getting the attention of a health agency important?  This is a vital step in preventing further injury, as it gives investigators the ability to locate and stop outbreaks before substantial damage to the public ensues.  As in the case of Oasis Brand cheeses and creams, the identification of a listeria contaminated product is vital to preventing human illness. 

Proper reporting can also establish the evidence you will need to pursue legal action and preserve your legal rights.  To file a listeria lawsuit, evidence of both exposure to the product and the development of illness related to listeria is vital.  While medical evidence of listeria does not require a positive listeria culture, proper diagnosis is extremely helpful in filing a listeria lawsuit.   A listeria lawyer can assist you in establishing your case and in providing you the guidance you need to bring a listeria lawsuit for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other possible damages.  

Listeria's High Risk Foods: Special Warning for Pregnant Women


 Among the Foods that are High Risk for Listeria:

  1. Raw Cheeses
  2. Lunch Meats
  3. Smoked Salmon
  4. Unpasteurized beveragess - juice or dairy


NOTE: Raw Milk has always been a risk, and as a STEC Lawyer, or E. coli lawyer, I have seen the appearance of e. coli cases among those who drink this product nearly every year.  Many more cases are linked to Listeria Food Poisoning or to Salmonella Food Poisoning. This has led to many states banning or highly limiting the sale of raw milk.  But now, in Europe, where in some countries you can purchase raw milk in a vending machine, new evidence again supports the dissemination of E. coli, along with Campylobacter, salmonella and other pathogens such as Listeria, in unpasteurized milk.  And increasingly, signs that these are antibiotic resistant strains is becoming more and more common.  

Romaine Lettuce E. coli Lawsuits Filed by Romaine E. coli Lawyers


  Recent E. Coli Outbreak of Romaine Lettuce:

  1. Five Deaths
  2. Almost 200 Confirmed Cases
  3. 90 victims hospitalized
  4. Trace-Back Identifies Yuma, Arizona Region
  5. No single farm identified
  6. Victims in over 31 States

Romaine Lettuce E coli Lawsuit

There is still an active investigation into the source of the Romaine lettuce E coli outbreak that has sickened nearly 200 people and killed 5.  This is one of the deadliest and largest E. coli outbreaks in many years, and has prompted a number of Romaine lettuce E coli lawsuits so far, including cases alleging victims acquired hemolytic uremic syndrome.  for information  on a Romaine lettuce Ecoli lawsuit, click here.