Law Firms Investigate Sizzler E. coli OutbreakMarler Clark, the Seattle law firm with extensive experience representing food-borne illness victims, and Fox, O'Neill and Shannon of Milwaukee, are investigating the recent E. coli outbreak linked to the Sizzler franchise restaurant in Milwaukee owned by Eschenbach-Boysa Management and the legal responsibility of Sizzler International, Inc., for its role in the outbreak that has sickened 40 and left one child dead. Sizzler, which owns 95 and franchises 253 restaurants in the U.S. was implicated in another E. coli outbreak in 1993.
According to Denis Stearns, a Marler Clark partner and Wisconsin Law School graduate: "although most people recover from an E. coli O157: H7 infection, about 5-10% of infected individuals goes on to develop hemolytic uremic syndrome ("HUS"), a severe life-threatening complication. HUS was first described in 1955, and is now recognized as the most common cause of kidney failure in childhood. E. coli O157: H7 is responsible for over 90% of the cases of HUS that develop in North America." For additional information on E. coli, please visit www.about-ecoli.com
People who ate at Sizzler and have suffered any symptoms should see immediate medical attention and contact the Milwaukee Health Department.
To understand your legal rights, Mr. Marler can be reached at 1 (800) 884-9840 or www.marlerclark.com
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