Looking for a top-rated food poisoning lawsuit lawyer to sue Wendy’s because you diagnosed with E.coli poisoning from contaminated lettuce?  A Wendy’s contaminated lettuce E. Coli food poisoning lawyer can get you a great settlement and top compensation for pain and suffering and mental anguish.

Our food poisoning lawyers are investigating cases to file lawsuits against Wendy’s Restaurants for E. Coli poisoning in Michigan, Ohio, and other states. People have been diagnosed with E. coli food poisoning in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. The majority of these people state that they ate sandwiches and hamburgers topped with lettuce at a Wendy’s Restaurant within the week before their food poisoning diagnosis.

If you are looking for a lawyer to sue Wendy’s after eating contaminated lettuce, contact us today.  We win great settlements in food poisoning cases.

The Buckfire Law Firm specializes  food poisoning lawsuits and has represented victims in other fast food restaurant food poisoning outbreaks in the past. We have been hired by several people who suffered E. Coli poisoning from this recent Wendy’s Restaurant outbreak presumed to be related to contaminated lettuce on hamburgers.

The specific food source of the contaminated food has not been confirmed by the CDC. However, many people report becoming sick after eating sandwiches with romaine lettuce at restaurants in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. The restaurant chain uses a different type of romaine lettuce for its salads. The fast-food giant is cooperating with agencies as investigators try to determine if the lettuce is in fact the source of this foodborne illness outbreak.

Health Department officials are still investigating over one hundred cases but the source of the sicknesses appears to be likely related to food served at the fast food restaurant.

Michigan Wendy’s E. Coli Outbreak Lawsuits Filed

Michigan has seen the majority of those affected by the E.coli outbreak. Public health officials in Michigan have confirmed 58 cases of E. Coli as of September 1, 2022, that match the strain in a multi-state outbreak. Four cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) have been diagnosed in Michigan and are suspected to be related to the contaminated lettuce at Wendy’s Restaurants.

Cases have been reported in the following jurisdictions:

  • Allegan
  • Branch
  • Clinton
  • Genesee
  • Gratiot
  • Jackson
  • Kent
  • Macomb
  • Midland
  • Monroe
  • Muskegon
  • Oakland
  • Ogemaw
  • Ottawa
  • Saginaw
  • Washtenaw
  • Wayne
  • City of Detroit

Public health departments in those counties are closely monitoring patients and working hard to determine the source of the poisoning. The ages range from 6 to 94 years old for those affected in Michigan.

Ohio Wendy’s Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Lawsuits Filed

As of September 7, 2022, there have been twenty-four cases of E. coli food poisoning reported to county health officials. These cases have been spread throughout multiple Ohio counties. Thus far, the breakdown among counties is as follows:

  • Wood County:                   10 cases
  • Lorain County:                  3 cases
  • Cuyahoga County:           3 cases
  • Lucas County:                    4 cases
  • Mahoning County:           2 cases
  • Franklin County:               1 case
  • Summit County:                  1 case

Five additional cases were reported in Wood County and Lucas County. Several of the victims have been hospitalized and fortunately, there have been no reported deaths. The ages for the Ohio cases range from age 8 to 82 years old.

What is E. Coli and What are the Symptoms?

E. coli is a bacteria that lives in the digestive tracks of animals and humans. Most varieties are harmless, but some can cause severe illness. Common sources of E. coli include:

  • Raw milk or dairy products that are not pasteurized.
  • Raw fruits or vegetables, such as lettuce, that have come into contact with infected animal feces.

E. coli poisoning symptoms are very serious. They include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. Some people experience high fevers and many develop life-threatening conditions. The most common way to get E. coli poisoning is from contaminated food. This is why government agencies are working around the clock to identify the source in order to prevent more people from getting sick.

Young adults and the elderly are at high risk for serious harm from E. coli poisoning. In addition, anyone with weakened immune symptoms is more susceptible to food poisoning and more likely to suffer serious medical conditions. In many cases, urgent hospitalization is required.

Recent E.coli Illness Outbreaks in the United States

The suspected Wendy’s Restaurant E.coli outbreak is significant and has purportedly sickened a large number of people in the United States.  Food poisoning outbreaks have caused serious illnesses and death in the U.S. in the last thirty years.   An outbreak in 1993 outbreak which started at a Jack in the Box Hamburgers resulted in 100 illnesses and 4 deaths.

The largest E.coli outbreak occurred in 2006 from Dole baby spinach and caused a reported 205 illnesses and 3 deaths.  Also in 2006 there was a food outbreak from Taco Bell that caused 41 illnesses and in 2015, 55 people were diagnosed with E.coli from eating at Chipotle restaurants.

How do I File a Lawsuit Against Wendy’s for the E. Coli Outbreak?

You may be able to file a lawsuit against Wendy’s if you were diagnosed with E.coli food poisoning after eating at the fast food restaurant.  Lawsuits against Wendy’s are expected to be filed in multiple states and several have been filed already. Two Ohio lawsuits have been filed against Wendy’s restaurants in the past few weeks. The lawsuits allege that customers suffered serious medical conditions after eating lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants. The plaintiffs in those cases were diagnosed with E. coli food poisoning.

The lawsuits were just recently filed at the courthouses. The plaintiffs are required by law to prove that their injuries and illness were caused by contaminated lettuce on food served to them at a Wendy’s restaurant. As more public health investigations ramp up, the probability of the likely source of the food poisoning will be determined. This may provide a basis for the compensation demanded in these Wendy’s E. coli lawsuits.

The Buckfire Law firm represents a number of people who allege they suffered E. coli poisoning after eating sandwiches with lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants. Our attorneys are preparing to file lawsuits shortly. These cases can result in significant settlements and money compensation.

Additionally, a food poisoning lawsuit was filed in Pittsburgh, PA by a woman diagnosed with E. Coli after eating a hamburger with lettuce on it at Wendy’s. The woman went to a local hospital complaining of severe symptoms and was diagnosed with food poisoning. The likely source of her sickness was the lettuce served by the Wendy’s restaurant. The lawsuit demands compensation for her physical pain, sickness, fright and shock, medical expenses and other damages allowed under the law.

Can I Sue Wendy’s for E.coli Poisoning Contaminated Lettuce?

The Buckfire Law firm is investigating potential lawsuits and claims related to this food poisoning outbreak. If a restaurant or food supplier is identified as the most probable source of the E. coli outbreak, victims will have the right to sue for compensation. These cases can result in significant settlements and money compensation.

You likely can sue Wendy’s if you were diagnosed with E.coli poisoning after eating a sandwich topped with lettuce.  It is helpful if you have the actual receipt or a credit card or debit card statement showing the date you ate at a Wendy’s restaurant.  And, you will need to have a formal diagnosis of E.coli poisoning from a hospital or lab.

How much are Wendy’s E. Coli Settlements?

The Wendy’s food poisoning claims are just at their initial stages. Very few lawsuits have been filed to date, but it is expected dozens will be filed in courthouses shortly. At this time, there are no reported Wendy’s food poisoning settlements and we will update this page if claims do settle and the amounts are published.

In general, food poisoning settlements include money payment for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and the physical injuries caused by the food contamination. In addition, claims for economic losses and damages are also demanded in a food poisoning lawsuit. These are financial losses and include payment of medical bills and expenses, as well as lost wages and income resulted from missed time at work. Every case is unique and our lawyers have the skill and knowledge to maximize your settlement amount.

E.coli Lawsuit Settlement Example

In 2019, several children were sickened from being infected by E.coli at the San Diego County Fair.  A food poisoning lawsuit was filed against the operators of the fair on behalf of the children and their families.  The case settled one case that caused the death of a child for  $ 3 million and other settlements totaled $ 1.3 million.

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Contact the Best Wendy’s Lettuce E.coli Food Poisoning Lawyers

If you believe that you or someone you care about suffered E. coli poisoning from lettuce on a Wendy’s sandwich, you may be able to sue Wendy’s and win a settlement.

Call Buckfire Law now to start your claim. We will start working on your case immediately. We are the top-rated food poisoning lawyers with a strong history of successful settlements.

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