The law firm of Ron Simon & Associates has now filed a number of Wendy’s E. coli lawsuits, stemming from an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing e. coli illnesses (STEC illnesses) nation-wide. The illnesses include a number of hospitalizations, including those who have suffered hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition referred to as HUS, in which victims suffer kidney failure. In many of these cases, victims have to have kidney transplants, often more than once in their lifetime if they were young when it was first diagnosed.
E. coli lawyers Ron Simon and Tony Coveny have been advocating for safe food in the U.S. and Canada for many years now, and have been litigating cases of e. coli, salmonella, listeria, cyclospora, vibrio, norovirus, and other pathogens in the U.S. the entire time – exclusively practicing food poisoning litigation. The goal has been to prevent further injury and death to U.S. consumers, but also to help the victims recover lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering for those injuries these victims have sustained. And some of those injuries are significant – including post-infectious IBS, significant hospitalizations, and death. Even now, the law firm of Ron Simon & Associates is currently pursuing justice for the surviving families of a salmonella outbreak linked to consumption for an enchilada dinner and the surviving family members of a Vibrio illness linked to consumption of oysters.
“The Wendy’s outbreak is especially scary,” says Ron Simon, “because it represents the extent to which a pathogen can be spread in the U.S. through one product or corporation. Wendy’s likely purchased contaminated romaine lettuce and then distributed it to many of their restaurants, and suddenly we have a national or regional outbreak of E. coli.”
Tony Coveny agrees. He noted that in the recent Jif Peanut butter outbreak, one of a recent series of times that peanut butter had been linked to an outbreak, salmonella caused many consumers to become sick. “Salmonella is a dangerous bacterium,” he added, noting “there are some who suffer the consequences for years, acquiring post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This condition can be exacerbating and painful, causing a person’s life to suffer constant interruption. The victims often complain of sudden urges to defecate – diarrhea – that is uncontrollable.”
Yes, this is a niche-law firm, and one of only a couple of national firms that do ONLY food poisoning, working with attorneys in all fifty states to help the victims of food poisoning, whether it be e. coli, listeria, salmonella, a parasite, or norovirus, attain justice and help put food poisoning in the rear-view mirror.
If you or a loved one has become ill in the Wendy’s E. coli outbreak, or the JIF peanut butter outbreak, call the food poisoning lawyers at Ron Simon & Associates and speak to an e. coli lawyer or a salmonella lawyer who had done hundreds or thousands of these cases, and who specializes in just this are of the law.
NOTE: a current outbreak linked to a restaurant in Illinois, D.C. Cobbs, is under investigation for food poisoning.