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E. Coli Victims Sue White Water; Addison and Shook Families File for Damages

A White Water reminder from the past:

E. Coli Victims Sue White Water; Addison and Shook Families File for Damages

Back in July of 1998, we filed lawsuits for the families of Matthew Addison, age 3, from Louisville, Ky., and Jordan Shook, age 4, from Cartersville, Ga., in Cobb County against White Water. This was a situation where both children developed kidney failure and required dialysis as a result of ingesting E.coli 0157:H7 at the White Water park in Marietta.

Both children were hospitalized, and one suffered a stroke as a result of HUS.

Fortunately, the White Water E. coli outbreak helped put in place a number of precautionary safety measures to prevent future outbreaks, but as I said then:

“The children who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) from the E. coli poisoning are at risk of developing long-term complications, including kidney failure, learning disabilities and other medical problems.”

We can get clients settlements large enough to cover their medical bills and any other financial need they may ever have. But there is no amount of money big enough to compensate for the loss of a child’s health, or to compensate parents for the anguish of watching their children nearly die before them. That’s why we work so hard here to try to inform and educate about prevention, so I can be put out of a job and gladly find another line of work.