🍔Wendy's e.Coli outbreak leads to lawsuits

🍔Wendy's e.Coli outbreak leads to lawsuits
This Friday, March 21, 2014, file photo, shows a Wendy's restaurant in Providence, R.I. 

Over 100 people reportedly have become ill from eating contaminated lettuce from Wendy's sandwiches. This is far more than the CDC reported last week, and lawsuits against the company are being filed.

As many as 37 people in four states – Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania – contracted E. coli after eating Wendy's sandwiches that contained romaine lettuce.

Sara Boren of Bowling Green, Ohio, sued Wendy's after being hospitalized twice with severe diarrhea, including blood in her stool, earlier this month. She'd ordered Dave's Single hamburger with a side of cheese fries and a Jr. Chocolate Frosty on Aug. 1.

Boren is one of five Ohio residents who sued Wendy's within the past week. In Wood County, where Boren lives, at least 22 E. coli cases have been reported to the local health department since July 31.

The number of people who got sick can reach 200 in the next couple of days, as test results the state agencies are tracking come back.

If you experience those symptoms, seek care and test, and follow up with us.

Severe E. coli symptoms:

Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
Bloody diarrhea
So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
Signs of dehydration, such as:
Not peeing much
Dry mouth and throat
Feeling dizzy when standing up

Most people with an infection start feeling sick three to four days after eating or drinking something that contains the bacteria. However, illnesses can start anywhere from one to 10 days after exposure. Most people get better within five to seven days. Some infections are very mild, but others are severe or even life-threatening.

If you or your family have been affected by the recent outbreak of food poisoning linked to Wendy's restaurants, we want to help. Contact Us Today

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