Sodexho (Sequoias Retirement Center) E. coli OutbreakIn October, 2003, the San Mateo County Health Services Agency commenced an investigation of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak among residents and employees of The Sequoias Portola Valley retirement community in San Mateo County. The SMCHSA ultimately linked thirteen confirmed and three probable cases of E. coli O157:H7. Ten persons were hospitalized, and three people died.
The SMCHSA's investigation concluded that the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak and infections were associated with the consumption of food, most likely raw spinach, by the outbreak victims. The food was prepared and served to the facility residents by Sodexho, as a component of meals it prepared and served to residents.
Marler Clark has filed two lawsuits on behalf of victims of this outbreak.
- Defendants settle with victims in Sequoias E. coli lawsuits
- Second lawsuit filed against Sodexho in connection with Sequoias Retirement Village E. coli Outbreak
- Woman's son sues over E. coli death
- Firm sued over E. coli outbreak
- Lawsuit filed against food supplier by family of Sequoias resident who died from E. coli infection
- E. coli outbreak traced to prewashed spinach
- E. coli may have claimed second victim
- E. coli victims have contacted lawyer
- Woman who died of E. coli complications identified
- E. coli outbreak at nursing home puts seniors at severe risk
- E. coli outbreak at retirement home