In 1998 when I started Marler Clark, Al Gore had only recently invented the internet (only kidding). Search Engines were new and Google was probably being run out of someone’s basement. Because I was in the middle of many of the earliest food poisoning battles, like Jack in the Box and Odwalla, I had a lot of research collected on most of the nasty bugs that plague our food supply and the illnesses caused by contracting them. I decided to put the research up on the internet as a way of sharing the information. Over the years we have kept them up to date with the latest research and have now completely redesigned the look, and hopefully their usefulness. I would love any comments. Feel free to ad them as a link on your site.
Other "bugs" of interest:
Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, Mad Cow, Botulism and Enterobacter Sakazkii
From our Press Release:
“We have heard time and again how valuable the information provided on these sites is to parents whose children are in the hospital. When your kid is sick, you arm yourself with as much information as you can, and these sites provide a comprehensive look at these ‘bugs’ and the illnesses they cause,” commented William Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark.
The sites also provide information related to high-profile food poisoning outbreaks that have occurred in the last 15 years. “Since Marler Clark has represented victims of nearly every major foodborne illness outbreak in the last fifteen years, we felt it was important to share the details of these outbreaks with anyone doing research on a particular pathogen,” Marler continued.
Marler Clark has represented thousands of victims of foodborne illness outbreaks since the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak. The firm has resolved $300 million worth of cases on behalf of food poisoning victims, bringing claims against such food-companies as AFG, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Blimpie’s, the Brook-Lea Country Club, Byerly’s, Cargill, Carl’s Jr., Carneco, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Chi-Chi’s, Chili’s, China Buffet, ConAgra, Cub Foods, Dole, Emmpak, Excel, Filiberto’s, Finley School District, Friendly’s, Gate Gourmet, Gold Coast Produce, Golden Corral, Habanero’s, Harmony Farms, KFC, King Garden Restaurant, Lund’s, Malt-O-Meal, McDonalds, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co., Natural Selections Foods, Odwalla, Olive Garden, Paramount Farms, Pat & Oscar’s, PM Beef Holdings, Quality Inn, Quizno’s, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Robert’s American Gourmet (Veggie Booty), Sam’s Club, San Antonio Taco, Senor Felix, Sheetz, Silver Grill Location Catering, Sizzler, Sodexho, Spokane Produce, Subway, Sun Orchard Juice Co., Supervalu, Sushi King, Susie Cantaloupe, Taco Bell, Taco John’s, Topps, United Food Group (UFG), Viva Cantaloupe, Wal-Mart, and Wendy’s.