Ground Bison E. coli Lawyer: 21 Victims of E. coli Tainted Ground Bison Have Legal Options
21 Victims in Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania have contracted two unusual strains of E. coli (not the traditional E. coli O157:H7). The strains, E. coli O121 and O103 have sent at least 8 of those victims to the hospital. The culprit, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is ground Bison. The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the iillnessee and working to prevent further spread of the communicable disease.
The victims of the E. coli contaminated Ground Bison have legal options, including filing a claim against the maker of the product, Northfork Bison Distributors, or filing an E. coli lawsuit against the retail establishment and Northfork Bison Distributors. According to the release, Northfork Bison Distributors produced the Ground Bison (called “Bison Ground”) between 2/22/10 and 4/30/19. It was widely distributed, which is why there are victims in Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The Norfolk Bison label has an expiration date of up to 10/8/20.
E. coli can cause serious injury, including hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, which can lead to serious kidney damage, a need for kidney transplantation, and even death. The law firm of Ron Simon & Associates has handled many of these serious cases, including those that have unfortunately resulted in the death of a loved one. HUS cases often require hundreds of thousands of dollars In medical care, and HUS lawsuits can often seek millions in damages due to the long-term effect of HUS on the body. So far, in the Northfork Bison E. coli outbreak, no deaths or cases of HUS have been reported.
OF serious concern to health experts is the fact that some consumers may have Northfork Bison’s “Bison Ground” in their freezers. Freezing does not kill E. coli, and once taken out of the freezer, the meat can still infect those who consume it or who handle it or the surfaces where it is placed. Cross-contamination is always a serious fear.