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Second lawsuit filed against Sodexho in connection with Sequoias Retirement Village E. coli Outbreak

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September 23, 2004

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REDWOOD CITY—A second E. coli lawsuit was filed Thursday on behalf of Sarah Ish, a Sequoias Portola Valley retirement facility resident who suffered from an E. coli O157:H7 infection in October, 2003. The lawsuit, which was filed in San Mateo Superior Court, is against Sodexho, Inc. the food provider for the Sequoias’ residents. Ms. Ish is represented by Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm nationally recognized for its successful representation of victims of foodborne illness, and Keeney, Waite & Stevens, a respected California law firm.

Ms. Ish was one of thirteen Sequoias residents and employees who confirmed positive with E. coli infections during the outbreak, and one of seven residents who were hospitalized for treatment of their E. coli infections. Health officials traced the outbreak to contaminated raw spinach which was served to Sequoias residents by Sodexho, a food service company.

“Senior citizens are more at-risk for foodborne illness because, as we age, our immune systems weaken. Ms. Ish’s body had to fight harder to rid itself of the E. coli bacteria,” said William Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark. “Ms. Ish continues to suffer from confusion and loss of energy as a consequence of her E. coli infection, nearly a year after she was hospitalized.”

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