About E. coli

From the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of E. coli and other foodborne illness outbreaks.

About E. coli Blog

William D. Marler, Food Litigation Attorney

William D. Marler (www.williammarler.com), an attorney at Marler Clark LLP PS (http://www.marlerclark.com) has extensive experience representing victims of bacterial and viral food poisonings. Since 1993, Marler Clark has represented victims of most of the largest foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States, including the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli, 1998 Odwalla E. coli, 1999 Sun Orchard Salmonella, 2002 ConAgra E. coli and Chili’s Salmonella outbreaks, the 2003 Chi Chi’s Hepatitis A outbreak, and the 2004 Sheetz Salmonella outbreak.
Bill feels that a lawyer should do more than just sue corporations. That is why he speaks frequently on issues of safe food and formed Outbreak, Inc. (http://www.outbreakinc.com), a not-for-profit business dedicated to explaining to companies why it is in their interest to avoid food illness litigation. Bill also has created (http://marlerblog.com) as a way of updating the Web on issues of interest to him.


Marler Clark developed several Web sites about environmental contamination and foodborne illnesses in the hopes that people suffering can educate themselves about the risks, symptoms and treatment of infection, and can access other information, such as news and links to support groups.
ïMarlerClark LLP PS — A law firm dedicated to the representation of victims of foodborne illness.
MarlerClark LLP PS

A law firm dedicated to the representation of victims of foodborne illness.
ïOutbreak Inc. — A not-for-profit business dedicated to explaining to companies why it is in their interest to avoid foodborne illness litigation.
Outbreak Inc.

A not-for-profit business dedicated to explaining to companies why it is in their interest to avoid foodborne illness litigation.
ïFoodborne Illness Resource Center — Learn about the most common forms of foodborne illness — includes descriptions, resources, outbreaks and more.
Foodborne Illness

Learn about the most common forms of foodborne illness — includes descriptions, resources, outbreaks and more.
ïE. coli O157:H7 — Learn about E. coli O157:H7, a deadly pathogen. Symptoms, risks, detection, and prevention of E. coli infection.
E. coli O157:H7

Learn about E. coli O157:H7, a deadly pathogen. Symptoms, risks, detection, and prevention of E. coli infection.
ïHemolytic Uremic Syndrome — A potentially deadly complication of E. coli O157:H7 infection that typically affects children and can lead to renal failure and central nervous system impairment.
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

A complication of E. coli O157:H7 infection that typically affects children and can lead to renal failure and central nervous system impairment.
ïThrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura — A complication of E. coli O157:H7 infection that can lead to kidney failure, central nervous system and neurological impairment.
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

A complication of E. coli O157:H7 infection that can lead to kidney failure, central nervous system and neurological impairment.
ïE. coli Litigation — Keep current on the most recent litigation involving E. coli O157:H7.
E. coli Litigation

Keep current on the most recent litigation involving E. coli O157:H7.
ïE. coli Blog — A great way to keep current on news and comments regarding all aspects of E. coli O157:H7.
E. coli Blog

A great way to keep current on news and comments regarding all aspects of E. coli O157:H7.
ïHepatitis A – Learn about symptoms and risks of hepatitis A infection, and read news about recent hepatitis A outbreaks.
Hepatitis A

Learn about symptoms and risks of hepatitis A infection, and read news about recent hepatitis A outbreaks.
ïHepatitis A Litigation — Keep current on the most recent litigation involving Hepatitis A.
Hepatitis A Litigation

Keep current on the most recent litigation involving Hepatitis A.
ïHepatitis A Blog — A great way to keep current on news and comments regarding all aspects of Hepatitis A.
Hepatitis A Blog

A great way to keep current on news and comments regarding all aspects of Hepatitis A.
ïSalmonella – Information on symptoms, detection, and prevention of Salmonella infection, as well as news about Salmonella outbreaks.
Salmonella

Information on symptoms, detection, and prevention of Salmonella infection, as well as news about Salmonella outbreaks.
ïSalmonella Litigation — Keep current on the most recent litigation involving Salmonella.
Salmonella Litigation

Keep current on the most recent litigation involving Salmonella.
ïSalmonella Blog — A great way to keep current on news and comments regarding all aspects of Salmonella.
Salmonella Blog

A great way to keep current on news and comments regarding all aspects of Salmonella.
ïNorovirus — Learn about the most common form of foodborne viral illness, including symptoms, detection, and prevention of Norovirus, (previously called Norwalk Virus).
Norovirus

Learn about the most common form of foodborne viral illness, including symptoms, detection, and prevention of Norovirus (previously called Norwalk Virus).
ïNorvirus Blog — A great way to keep current on news and comments regarding all aspects of Norovirus (Norwalk Virus).
Norovirus Blog

A great way to keep current on news and comments regarding all aspects of Norovirus (Norwalk Virus).
ïCampylobacter – Information on the most common form of foodborne bacterial illness, including symptoms, detection and prevention of campylobacter infection.
campylobacter

Information on the most common form of foodborne bacterial illness, including symptoms, detection and prevention of campylobacter infection.
ïShigella — Information on shigellosis: symptoms, risks, detection, and prevention of Shigella infection.
Shigella

Information on shigellosis: symptoms, risks, detection, and prevention of Shigella infection.
ïListeria Monocytogenes — Information on Listeria bacterial infection: symptoms, risks, and prevention of Listeriosis.
Listeria Monocytogenes

Information on Listeria bacterial infection: symptoms, risks, and prevention of Listeriosis.
ïFair and Petting Zoo Safety — Information on the history of bacterial infections related to Fairs and Petting Zoos and suggestions for prevention.
Fair and Petting Zoo Safety

Information on the history of bacterial infections related to Fairs and Petting Zoos and suggestions for prevention.
ï Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis — Information on PFGE’s ability to help in the fight against bacterial and viral illnesses.
PFGE

Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis — Information on PFGE’s ability to help in the fight against bacterial and viral illnesses.

Connect with Marler Clark

Office:

1012 First Avenue
Fifth Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Hours:

M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Pacific

Call toll free:

1 (800) 884-9840

If you have questions about foodborne illness, your rights or the legal process, we’d be happy to answer them for you.