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Seattle firm hires New York lawyers for spinach E. coli cases


September 19, 2006

SEATTLE, WA – The Seattle lawyers at Marler Clark have retained the Buffalo-Rochester based law firm Underberg & Kessler to assist them with litigation resulting from the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak traced to bagged spinach. Marler Clark has filed lawsuits on behalf of Wisconsin, Oregon, and Utah residents, and is currently investigating claims on behalf of New York residents who have contacted the firm in regards to potential legal claims stemming from the outbreak.

Nationally, the outbreak has already caused one death and made over 100 people ill. Two victims in the Buffalo area developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a complication of E. coli O157:H7 infection that can lead to kidney failure, central nervous system impairment, and death. The New York Department of Health has reported confirmed E. coli cases in Schoharie, Schenectady and Chemung counties as being part of the outbreak.

Continue reading Seattle firm hires New York lawyers for spinach E. coli cases on the Marler Clark website.

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