Lettuce-related E.coli Outbreak Caused Two Deaths in Minnesota
Romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli food poisoning that has sickened at least 197 people in 35 states and killed five people, including two in Minnesota. This is the nation’s largest E. coli outbreak in over a decade, according to health officials.
The growing season there ended six weeks ago, and it’s unlikely any tainted lettuce is still in stores or people’s homes given its short shelf life. But there can be a lag in reporting, and accounts of illnesses have continued to come in. The first illnesses occurred in March, and the most recent were reported on May 12, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of the victims ate at Panera Bread, Papa Murphy’s, and other restaurants.
What You Can Do and How We Can Help
SiebenCarey is currently accepting E. coli induced injury cases. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with E. coli from lettuce, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.
We can help determine if you have the right to sue the lettuce producer, a restaurant or another company. For a free consultation about an E. Coli lettuce lawsuit, please call 612-333-4500 or submit a case evaluation form to start your free case review today.