Unfortunately, one of the most common causes of kidney failure among young children in the United States is HUS
Free E. Coli Food Poisoning Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been the victim of poisoning and subsequently developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Most patients with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) experience almost complete recovery and nearly no risk of recurring symptoms. With careful and aggressive treatment, the risk of fatality due to HUS is less than four percent. However, up to 30 percent of children who survive hemolytic uremic syndrome will be left with permanent damage to their kidneys. Children who recover usually do so quickly, while afflicted adults may experience longer recovery times since kidney damage is usually more extensive in adult HUS cases.
According to recent studies, cases of HUS caused by E. coli infection is now the most common cause of renal failure for children living in the United States. It is recommended that people who recover from HUS undergo long-term follow-up and observation to monitor for the potential onset of chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and chronic neurologic disease.
Approximately 7,500 cases of HUS are diagnosed each year in the U.S., but until all 50 states classify it is a reportable disease, an accurate rate of incidence will be impossible to determine.
Do I have a Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in E. coli food poisoning lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.