Lawyer Fred Pritzker Answers Questions about E. coli Lawsuits

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Fred Pritzker, a leading foodborne illness lawyer, is providing a FAQ page on his website, http://www.pritzkerlaw.com, regarding E. coli lawsuits and the current E. coli outbreak linked to Taco Bell restaurants. He answers questions about evidence, liability and damages.

Fred Pritzker, a leading foodborne illness lawyer, is providing a FAQ page on his website, http://www.pritzkerlaw.com, regarding E. coli lawsuits and the current E. coli outbreak linked to Taco Bell restaurants. He answers questions about evidence, liability and damages.

"Foodborne illness is a complicated legal specialty. There are not many lawyers with significant experience and multi-million-dollar recoveries," says Pritzker. "From my experience, I know how important it is that injured people get answers to their legal questions. Our website's frequently asked questions section provides the victims of the current outbreak with a good outline of the legal issues involved."

The following are two questions and answers from the FAQ page located on

Pritzker's website:

Question: Do I need to have leftovers from Taco Bell?

No, you do not need to have leftovers to file a lawsuit against Taco Bell. As part of this E. coli outbreak investigation, health officials have taken stool samples of victims. Tests on the stool samples provide a genetic fingerprint of the strain of E. coli that has made the victims of the outbreak sick. Each E. coli outbreak has its own unique strain of E. coli bacteria. If the E. coli bacteria that made you sick has the outbreak's genetic fingerprints, your case is confirmed as part of the outbreak.

Question: Do I need to make sure my stool sample is tested?

Yes, your stool sample should be tested for E. coli. The E. coli found in the stool should have genetic testing done on it too. These are two different tests. The second is necessary to confirm that the E. coli that made you sick is the outbreak E. coli strain. You should contact one of our E. coli lawyers for assistance. We have experience with genetic testing procedures.

Fred Pritzker is founder and president of Pritzker | Ruohonen & Associates, P.A., one of the few law firms in the United States that practices extensively in the area of foodborne illness litigation. The firm has collected millions of dollars on behalf of victims of E. coli O157:H7 poisoning and other foodborne illnesses. For more information, visit http://www.pritzkerlaw.com or contact Fred Pritzker at (612) 338-0202.

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