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Attorney Urges Victims of Neff’s Lawn Care E. coli Outbreak in Germantown, Ohio to Protect Their Legal Rights

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 11:37am
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 13, 2012--National food safety lawyer and E. coli expert Fred Pritzker is urging victims of the outbreak linked to a picnic at Neff’s Lawn Care in Germantown, Ohio to protect their legal rights.

At least 61 people who ate at the July 3 picnic at Neff’s Lawn Care have been sickened. Of those, 11 were hospitalized. Dayton & Montgomery County officials have not determined the specific food product that caused the E. coli infections, but have indicated that it was most likely a carry-in food item. It is also possible that some meat products grilled at the picnic were contaminated with E. coli.

“Even if the specific food product responsible for the outbreak is not conclusively determined, victims may have legal options,” stated Pritzker, who represents poisoning victims throughout the United States including several recently resolved cases in Ohio.

E. coli infections can lead to serious illness. In most E. coli outbreaks, 5 to 15 percent of infections develop into hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), where patients endure kidney failure and cascading health problems that often lead to serious long-term illness and premature death.

“Recent medical research has found that even people with ‘mild’ E. coli food poisoning are at risk for future kidney impairment, neurological damage, diabetes, vascular problems and various forms of gastrointestinal disease,” stated Pritzker. “These long-term risks need to be considered when determining the value of an E. coli food poisoning case.” PritzkerOlsen, P.A. is a national food safety law firm. Attorneys at the firm represent E. coli victims nationwide and have won tens of millions for their clients. To contact PritzkerOlsen attorneys, call 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or visit the firm’s website. PritzkerOlsen, P.A. offices are located at Plaza VII, Suite 2950, 45 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

CONTACT: PritzkerOlsen, P.A.

Fred Pritzker, 612-338-0202 Toll Free: 1-888-377-8900 fhp@pritzkerlaw.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MINNESOTA OHIO INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH FITNESS & NUTRITION PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LEGAL SOURCE: PritzkerOlsen, P.A. Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 07/13/2012 11:37 AM/DISC: 07/13/2012 11:37 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120713005610/

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