Wendy's E. Coli Outbreak
Jed Dietrich, Esq., Applauded as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year and Premier Lawyers of America, and His Accomplished Team of Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Utilize Aggressive Litigation Tactics to Obtain the Maximum Compensation for Wendy’s Customers Who Have Fallen Victim to Escherichia Coli Poisoning in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; and Throughout New York State.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been well over 100 reported cases of Escherichia coli infections linked to Wendy’s fast food restaurants. However, it is believed that the true number of victims is likely much higher than reported. The outbreak, which has been attributed to romaine lettuce found in Wendy’s sandwiches, has rapidly spread, with victims falling sick in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan. The Michigan state health department received 98 reports of E. coli infections last week alone. The CDC cautioned that the outbreak might not be limited to the above 6 states.
E. coli is a type of bacteria that subsists in the intestines of humans and certain animals. While most strains of the bacteria help maintain healthy digestive tracts, some strains of Escherichia coli are associated with severe illness. Strains of the bacteria, often found in tainted food like Wendy’s sandwiches, can cause food poisoning. For example, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) generates poison known for damaging the lining of the intestines. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested attorneys firmly believe that no one deserves to suffer the dire consequences of a foodborne illness from eating fast food. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of Wendy’s E. coli outbreak attorneys have decades of practice handling food poisoning claims throughout the United States.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his veteran E. coli infection attorneys, do everything possible to provide the highest level of personal injury representation for our clients. We dedicate our vast expertise and substantial resources to every case that we take on. As a result of our passion for delivering the greatest possible outcome, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has been recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys’ 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm. In the past 23 years alone, insurance companies and irresponsible corporations have paid over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s clients, for their injuries and resulting damages. Please contact our remarkable team of Buffalo personal injury lawyers now for your complimentary, no-obligation case evaluation and consultation. We are available twenty-four-seven by dialing (716) 839-3939 or by submitting the online consultation form. Kindly view our Google 5-Star rating and clients’ testimonials by clicking here.Signs and Symptoms of an E. Coli Infection
If you were exposed to E. coli bacteria by eating Wendy’s food, you could fall ill as soon as the day after or up until 10 days later. Nevertheless, most infected victims sustain symptoms within 3 or 4 days. Although symptoms tend to vary from person to person, common indications of Escherichia coli exposure include:
- Slight fever, usually less than 101 degrees;
- Constant fatigue;
- Severe abdominal cramps or pain;
- Diarrhea, which can vary from mild and watery to acute and bloody stool;
- Nausea; and
Most E. coli infections are mild, and victims can usually recover within 5 to 7 days. However, other cases are extremely critical and even life-threatening. Of the known Wendy’s E. coli cases, at least 43 victims have been hospitalized so far. While fortunately, there have not been any reported fatalities yet, 10 of the victims developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a severe complication notorious for causing kidney failure. Young children, elderly individuals, and those with preexisting health issues face the highest risk of suffering kidney failure. Our leading lawyers recommend seeking emergency medical care if you suffer severe, bloody, or long-lasting diarrhea.
DID YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, DEVELOP E. COLI AFTER EATING FAST FOOD FROM A WENDY’S RESTAURANT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK WENDY’S FOOD POISONING LAWYERS AT (716) 839-3939 NOW TO GET THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
Wendy’s improper food safety protocols have caused serious health problems for far too many innocent patrons. Victims of Wendy’s E. coli outbreak, such as Sara Boren, who was hospitalized twice with severe diarrhea, have begun filing lawsuits against the fast food chain. If you felt sick after eating Wendy’s contaminated food, it is crucial to consider your legal options too. We strongly recommend contacting the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. so that we can evaluate whether your symptoms were caused by E. coli. Ultimately, most food poisoning cases fall under product liability law. With our highly qualified attorneys fighting for you, we can hold Wendy’s accountable for your foodborne illness-related injuries under various legal theories, including breach of warranty, negligence, and even strict product liability. Under New York’s strict product liability law, to hold Wendy’s liable for inadequate preparation of its fast food, we must show:
- The food that you ate from Wendy’s was contaminated;
- You ate the food as it was intended to be consumed; and
- The E. coli outbreak caused your food poisoning.
This standard of liability should be easily satisfied, especially with all of the news surrounding the outbreak. Jed Dietrich, Esq. documented by the Best of the Best Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys, and his elite attorneys are ardently dedicated to obtaining the maximum compensation for all of your damages related to Wendy’s tainted food, such as hospital bills, lost earnings from missing work, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and other unforeseen consequences. On 38 separate occasions, insurance companies and corporations paid Jed Dietrich, Esq., at least $1,000,000.00 to compensate his clients for their injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s leading lawyers would be honored to help you get the justice that you deserve. For more information on your Wendy’s E. coli outbreak claim, please contact our influential litigators today at (716) 839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. There is never a fee unless we recover money for you!
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Western New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!