Marler Clark Announces Settlement of E. coli LawsuitATHENS, GA --- The boy whose illness led to last year’s recall of hamburger sent to schools, military posts, and prisons in the South has settled with the insurer of Bauer Meat Company of Ocala, Florida for an undisclosed amount. Stephen Tyler Roberts and his parents, Gary and Cheryl Roberts, of Comer, Georgia, announced the settlement which must be approved by the U.S. District Court in Athens, Georgia. According to Gary Roberts, “the money will be held in trust for Tyler for any medical needs he may have in the future.
We are pleased that the case resolved.” In April 1998, Tyler ate hamburger contaminated with the E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria that was supplied to his elementary school cafeteria by Bauer Meat Co. Stephen suffered Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) caused by the E. coli infection. He was hospitalized for a week and required blood transfusions. He did not require dialysis.
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