What are the possible outcomes for individuals with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)? There’s hope …
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 children afflicted with HUS recover fully, but the majority of adults with the syndrome do less well. Without aggressive therapy, up to 40% of those affected may die, and 80% may have permanent kidney impairment. With treatment like plasmapheresis and dialysis, the death rate falls to 10% or less and kidney impairment to 25%.
Patients with HUS not related to diarrheal illness have a worse prognosis than those whose illness is due to an E. coli infection. In individuals with aggravating genetic predispostitions, relapsing illness is common as is kidney failure requiring dialysis.
Most cases of E. coli-related HUS can be prevented by thorough cooking of meat products. The vast majority of HUS cases are caused by poor food handling, so proper technique in the kitchen is a main key to prevention.
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.