Our Michigan food poisoning lawyers handle cases of food poisoning involving E. coli 0121 bacteria. E. coli 0121, also known as shiga-toxins can make a person sick between two to eight days after eating contaminated food.. The most vulnerable to contract the illness is children and the elderly due to their weak immune systems.
There has been a recent E. coli 0121 outbreak nationwide that has infected multiple people in 15 states, including the State of Michigan. Those infected are individuals who purchased and consumed food by Rich Products Corporation, particularly Farm Rich frozen food produced by the Corporation. According to reports, as of Mar. 29, 24 people have been infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O121. Tow out of those 24 people reported as thus far are residents of Michigan. E. coli 0121 can be hard to identify because clinical labs usually test only for the E. coli O157 strains.
The recall includes 10 million pounds of contaminated food with the “best by” dates from Jan. 1 2013 through Sept. 29, 2014. Some of the contaminated food includes:
- Frozen mini pizzas
- Frozen mini quesadillas with cheese and chicken
- Frozen philly cheese steaks with cheese
- Frozen mozzarella bites
- Deli products
- Pork jerky
- Breaded chicken
- Chicken polish sausage and chicken breakfast link products
For a complete list of Rich Products Corporation recalled products visit: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp#alerts
E. Coli 0121
E. coli O121 infection symptoms are similar to those of E. coli O157:H7. These symptoms can include but not limited to: bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and sometimes fever. If your symptoms worsen and aren’t treated right away your food poisoning can lead to infections, kidney failure, and eventual death.
Filing a Michigan Food Poisoning Lawsuit
Victims suffering from food poisoning illness, such as E. coli, do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a lawsuit against the company that produced the food and/or owner of the restaurant or hall depending on how the illness resulted.
The statute of limitations for Michigan food poisoning cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within three years of the date of the poisoning. It is important that you hire a food poisoning lawyer as soon as possible so that your claim is not destroyed due to a missed deadline.
Michigan Food Poisoning Lawyer No Fee Promise
Our Michigan food poisoning lawyer will represent you in your case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Michigan Food Poisoning Lawyers
Individuals who have suffered injuries due to food poisoning should contact the Michigan attorneys of Buckfire and Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form to speak with one of our attorneys about your case. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.