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Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
Food Poisoning: It Can be More Than a Tummy Ache
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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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  • 1. Customers Who Get SickIt can be more than a tummy ache
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Stephanie Smith Before
    20-year-old Dance Instructor
    High School Graduate
    Running Three Just for KixDance Studios
    Boyfriend – looking forward to marriage and children
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Stephanie Smith’s Life
  • 6. Mari Tardiff Before
    Married 20 years and mother of two teenage boys
    Public Health Nurse
    Active, Athletic
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Mari Tardiff’s Life
  • 9. Linda Rivera Before
    Wife, Mother of Six
    Worked with Disabled Children
    Dedicated “Sports Mom”
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Linda Rivera’s Life
  • 12. Short Life and Untimely Death of Abby
  • 13. There is Never Enough Money
    Not one of us would wish this on anyone else
  • 14. Questions?

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