Lawyers for HUS from E. Coli O157:H7 Food Poisoing
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is a serious complication that can result from E. coli O157:H7 food contamination. As a result of E-coli, most healthy adults suffer abdominal cramps and diarrhea which resolves in about a week. However, approximately 10% of the cases result in hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which could lead to kidney failure or death.
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome causes are almost always linked to E. coli O157:H7. Children, elderly and people with weak immune systems are at a high risk of developing hemolytic-uremic syndrome.
For individuals who suffered an illness caused by E. coli contamination that was caused by negligent handling or preparation of food, financial compensation may be available through a hemolytic-uremic syndrome lawsuit. The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. review potential cases for individuals throughout the United States. Request a free consultation..
HEMOLYTIC-UREMIC SYNDROME (HUS) PROBLEMS
If food is contaminated with E. coli, the bacterium can infect the large intestine causing bloody diarrhea. If the E-coli toxins are absorbed into the blood stream, it can cause more serious complications, including sudden kidney failure.
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is associated with sudden decreases in blood platelets, destruction of red blood cells and kidney failure.
Other possible complications from HUS include nerve damage or brain damage which could result in seizures or stroke.
HUS treatment often requires intensive hospital care and kidney dialysis.
Long-term complications could include hypertension, urinary abnormalities, renal failure and death. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome can also cause damage to other organs, including the pancreas, liver, brain and heart.
E. COLI HEMOLYTIC-UREMIC SYNDROME LAWSUIT
Although E. coli O157:H7 is most commonly seen as a result of undercooked hamburger meat, it has also been found in other meats, produce, milk and certain juices. Contamination can occur from improper handling on the farm, errors by the manufacturer, mistakes by the retailer or failure to fully cook meat.
The food poisoning lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk investigate and review claims for serious hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) following E. coli O157:H7 food contamination.
If you, a friend or family member have been diagnosed with hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) or suffered serious injuries as a result of E. coli food contamination, request a free claim evaluation and consultation. All cases are pursued on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no attorney fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.