A student at Michigan State University has filed an E. Coli food poisoning lawsuit against a Detroit supplier of iceberg lettuce that infected people in 40 people in 5 states. E. Coli is a bacterial infection of the small intestine. Eating improperly prepared or stored food and drinking untreated water are common causes of E. Coli food poisoning. Travel to areas with unsanitary drinking water is also a common cause of E. Coli food poisoning. The lawsuit seeks compensation for the plaintiff's medical expenses, wages lost because the plaintiff was too sick to go to work, and continuing symptoms, among other damages.