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Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
 

Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache

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As the leading food poisoning attorney in the U.S., Bill Marler has seen many times the sometimes dire reality of illnesses such as E. coli, Salmonella, or Campylobacter. In this presentation Marler ...

As the leading food poisoning attorney in the U.S., Bill Marler has seen many times the sometimes dire reality of illnesses such as E. coli, Salmonella, or Campylobacter. In this presentation Marler shares a collection of victims' stories that show the high costs associated with serious foodborne illness.

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    Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache Presentation Transcript

    • Customers Who Get SickIt can be more than a tummy ache
    • To Put Things in Perspective
      According to the CDC, microbial pathogens in food cause an estimated 48 million case of human illness annually in the United States
      125,000 hospitalized
      3,000 deaths
      Foodborne Illness in United States cost $152,000,000,000 yearly – PEW
      That cost includes doctor and hospital visits, medications, lost wages and productivity, functional disabilities, and death
      It does not include recall cost, price of litigation or loss of reputation
    • Stephanie Smith Before
      20-year-old Dance Instructor
      High School Graduate
      Running Three Just for KixDance Studios
      Boyfriend – looking forward to marriage and children
    • Stephanie Smith After
      E. coli O157:H7 after eating hamburger
      Hospitalized September 27, 2007 – June 18, 2008
      Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
      Stroke leaving her brain injured and unable to walk
      Acute Kidney Failure – Two months of dialysis – will require multiple transplants
      Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder
      Will not have children
      Past Medical Expenses $1,886,434.92
      Future Care Costs $29,445.688
      Wage Loss $1,229,085.00
    • Stephanie Smith’s Life
    • Mari Tardiff Before
      Married 20 years and mother of two teenage boys
      Public Health Nurse
      Active, Athletic
    • Mari Tardiff After
      Campylobacter jejunileading to GullainBarre Syndrome from raw milk
      Hospitalized June 15, 2008 – November 1, 2008
      Hallucinations, Paralysis– Quadriplegia - with feeling, Unable to Speak
      Past Medical Bills $841,797.95
      Future Medical Expenses - $4,252,612.00
      Future Wage Loss $1,020,00.00
    • Mari Tardiff’s Life
    • Linda Rivera Before
      Wife, Mother of Six
      Worked with Disabled Children
      Dedicated “Sports Mom”
    • Linda Rivera After
      E. coli O157:H7 Cookies
      Hospitalized May 3, 2009 – May 20, 2011
      Large Intestine Removed
      Stroke
      Mechanical Ventilation
      Multiple Septic Infections
      Missed Three Kid’s Graduations
      Dialysis, Plasma Exchange
      Congestive Heart Failure
      Hospice Care Suggested Multiple Times
      Liver Failure
      Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
      Dialysis
      Dr. Siegler: “Linda has survived the severest multi-organ (bowel, kidney, brain, lung, gall bladder, pancreas and liver) E. coli case I have seen in my extensive experience.”
      Medical Bills to date $5,537,755.03
      Future Care Costs $26,289.768.00 to $61,769,699.00
    • Linda Rivera’s Life
    • Short Life and Untimely Death of Abby
    • There is Never Enough Money
      Not one of us would wish this on anyone else
    • Questions?