RADNOR, Pa., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by the law firms Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP, and Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC:
Out of public health concerns and in light of the recent 22 million pound recall of potentially E. coli contaminated ground beef products, SCHIFFRIN BARROWAY TOPAZ & KESSLER, LLP and JANET, JENNER & SUGGS, LLC. have established a registry for victims of E. coli poisoning to document their injuries and illnesses. If consumers purchased or ingested the recalled Topps ground beef products and are concerned that they have been exposed to E. coli, they can go to http://www.topps-meat-recall-registry.com and register their complaints and/or injuries. Upon investigation, registered complaints of injury will be forwarded to the proper health authorities.
According to the CDC, 25 people in eight states may have fallen ill after eating hamburgers possibly contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Three cases -- two in New York and one in Florida -- are confirmed as being linked to the ground beef, with the other 22 cases possibly linked and under investigation. Illnesses were reported in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The New Jersey Health Department has stated that there are four suspected cases under investigation. Numerous contacts or reported injuries from the recalled beef have been received from the law firms from states around the country.
"We believe that there may be significant underreporting to state and
federal health agencies of E. coli exposure. With a recall of over 21
million pounds of ground beef, you would expect that more then 20-25
consumers suffered E. coli poisoning," said Tobias L. Millrood, partner
with Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP, in Radnor, Pennsylvania and
Robert K. Jenner, partner with Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC in Baltimore,
|SOURCE Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP|
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