In what Red Robin company officials claim is an isolated incident, multiple customers have tested positive for E. coli at Red Robin’s Westminster, Colorado location, potentially leading to a series of Red Robin E. coli lawsuits against the parent company. As is typical in these situations, the location in question has been temporarily closed down during an investigation. Of the three customers having tested positive so far, two have been hospitalized. These individuals include two children and one adult, though it remains to be seen if the victims are related.
Upon investigation of this E. coli outbreak, health violations surfaced. These violations, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, include improper hand washing of employees, improper food storage leading to potential cross-contamination, and general cleanliness violations. Each of these findings are likely to be important facts in the Red Robin E. coli lawsuits that are likely to result. The restaurant is closed while staff brings conditions up to health standards and are retrained on correct procedures for safety and cleanliness.
Tony Coveny, PhD, Infectious Disease Attorney
Red Robin officials assert that they are taking this E. coli outbreak extremely seriously and is taking steps to better conditions for both customers and employees. This particular strain of E. coli called O157:H7 is identified as Shiga Toxin producing E. coli – or STEC for short, is the most often occurring of all food borne illnesses, and the most common to form the foundation of an e. coli lawsuits. This bacterial infection can lead to a syndrome called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. According to the Mayo Clinic, this syndrome can ultimately lead to kidney failure and death. In most cases, however, the symptoms are overwhelmingly diarrhea which can last for days and is typically bloody in nature. Other symptoms that usually accompany the diarrhea are stomach discomfort, vomiting and fever.
Red Robin E. coli lawsuit – how do people get e. coli in food? E. coli typically spreads from improper hand washing, i.e. not using hot water, soap and sufficient time in washing hands after possible fecal contamination while having a bowel movement. Restaurant employees are required to follow a proper handwashing protocol especially as they handle food going to the public. E. coli is transmitted person to person through oral means or by the infected person having contaminated food or liquids directly. Any patron having eaten at the Red Robin in Westminster, Colorado at the 799 West 146
Avenue location specifically, since about June 1, 2019, are encouraged to seek medical observation.
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