Personal Injury

218 sick 28 with hemolytic uremic syndrome 5 deaths In 2018 in the United Sates, 210 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157 were reported from 36 states. 96 people were hospitalized, including 27 people who developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). 5 deaths were reported from Arkansas, California, Minnesota (2), and New York. In Canada, 8 cases of E. coli O157 that were genetically similar to the U.S.…
I love questions from anyone.I do believe there are no dumb questions and when you ask me something I think should be obvious that just tells me we need to do a better job of explaining things. A really good question I got recently was from someone who wanted to know what the odds were of winning their case? I’m not in the odds making business and I hate lawyers that make false promises just…
Health authorities in Australia have closed a catering firm while they investigate the death of a woman who contracted listeriosis. Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services in the state of Victoria said the confirmed case of listeriosis may be linked to consumption of food supplied to a hospital. An elderly woman in her 80s who died in an eastern suburbs private hospital on Feb. 4 was diagnosed with listeriosis. I Cook Foods…
A Houston company initiated a recall of more than 100,000 pounds of catfish because they were not inspected, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Fulton Seafood Inc. “produced” the wild caught catfish between Jan. 1 and Feb. 21, inclusive, the FSIS reported. Federal officials are concerned that people may have the recalled catfish in their homes and not realize it. “Upon arrival at retail locations, the catfish were removed from boxes…
Another California-based company is recalling catfish from Vietnam because it was not presented for import reinspection. Federal officials discovered the problem while they were performing a recall effectiveness review involving fish imported by different company. The new recall, involving TV Food LLC of San Leandro, CA, affects almost 28,000 pounds of Yellow Hito catfish, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). TV Food shipped the catfish to a distributor in Chicago…
Authorities in Norway are investigating a Salmonella outbreak that has affected nine people. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet) said the patients became ill in January and early February. They are aged from 2 to 91 years old. The agency is investigating with local authorities, the Veterinary Institute (Veterinærinstituttet) and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet). Five men and four women have been confirmed infected with Salmonella Agbeni. They live in Oslo, Akershus, Buskerud, Rogaland…
The CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Infantis infections linked to raw chicken products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) monitored the outbreak. As of February 19, 2019, 129 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis were reported from 32 states. Illnesses started from January 8, 2018, to January 27, 2019. Ill people ranged in age from less than 1 year to…
This is the final installment in a three-part series about data breaches and the requirements of Pennsylvania law relating to data breach notification. The previous posts in this series are: Doing Business in 2019? You Should Be Thinking About Data Security; and When Does a Data Breach Require Disclosure Under Pennsylvania’s Data Breach Notification Act?. After determining that a data breach has occurred which triggers notification under the Pennsylvania Breach of Personal Information…
Republished with permission.  Originally posted on Feb 20, 2019.   Here’s some good news! Supreme Court says constitutional protection against excessive fines applies to state actions: “For good reason, the protection against excessive fines has been a constant shield throughout Anglo-American history: Exorbitant tolls undermine other constitutional liberties,” Ginsburg wrote. “Excessive fines can be used, for example, to retaliate against or chill the speech of political enemies. . . . Even absent a political motive,…
Opinion We have a romaine E. coli case in Idaho of a young man who suffered a severe case of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), was hospitalized for a month and incurred nearly $250,000 in medical expenses and lost wages. He has a risk of future kidney complications, (including a transplant), but not likely to meet the legal standard of more likely than not – greater than 50 percent. He did suffer seizures because of the…