OFT’s E. Coli Lawyers are actively investigating an E. coli outbreak that Minnesota Department of Health officials believe is traced back to a single Applebee’s restaurant at 1018 Meadowlands Dr. in St. Paul, Minnesota. We believe the illnesses may be concentrated on a single night and likely caused by a single tainted piece of produce.
If you or a loved one became sick with an E. coli infection because of this outbreak, please contact us for a free consultation.
Symptoms of an E. coli infection can vary, but the most common indications of an infection are:
Like many bacteria and viruses, E. coli has an incubation period. This is a delay between when someone is exposed to the bacteria and when that person displays symptoms. For E. coli, the incubation period can last between one and 10 days, with an average of three-four days for when symptoms begin to show.
E. coli often starts as an upset stomach and non-bloody diarrhea, which will then escalate over several days.
Up to 10% of individuals suffering from an E. coli infection develop HUS, which is a life-threatening kidney disease. HUS develops about seven days after the first E. coli symptoms appear and when the diarrhea is improving. HUS can cause a person’s kidneys to stop working. If you notice the signs, you should get yourself or loved one to the hospital for treatment right away.
Symptoms of HUS include:
Many people diagnosed with HUS recover within a few weeks with proper treatment. However, HUS can cause permanent physical harm or even death.
OFT Law offers free consultations to anybody potentially impacted by the outbreak. Our food contamination lawyers have helped get compensation for thousands of clients, and we’d love for you to be next. Call us at (866) 395-8498 today to learn more about how we can best serve you.