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Wisconsin family sues Minnesota meat producer over E. coli

PRESS RELEASE

March 12 2008

An E. coli lawsuit was filed today against Rochester Meat Company in Wisconsin Federal District Court. The lawsuit, which stems from an E. coli outbreak traced to Rochester Meat Company’s ground beef products in late 2007 and early 2008, was filed on behalf of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, residents Karen and James Evans and their two children. The family is represented by Marler Clark, the Seattle law firm nationally recognized for its efforts on behalf of victims of foodborne illness.

The lawsuit states that all four members of the Evans family became ill with symptoms of E. coli O157:H7 infection after consuming hamburgers purchased from a Fitchburg Tony Roma’s restaurant last December. Three of four family members required medical treatment, and Mrs. Evans had to be hospitalized from December 22 through December 31, 2007. Stool samples tested positive for E. coli O157:H7, and state health authorities subsequently determined that the positive samples matched the strain of E. coli O157:H7 linked to the Rochester Meat outbreak. On January 12, 2008, the company recalled 188,000 pounds of ground beef.

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