Medical Products Liability Posts in September, 2017

When E. Coli Causes a Urinary Tract Infection

Escherichia coli, commonly known as E. coli, is the cause of approximately 85% of urinary tract infections (UTIs). E. coli can develop in raw produce, unpasteurized fruit juice, raw and undercooked beef, and contaminated water. In most cases, individuals with healthy immune systems do not experience negative symptoms when exposed to E. coli. If an individual has a weakened immune system, he or she can become ill from E. coli exposure....
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La Crosse, Wisconsin Impacted by E.Coli Outbreak

Currently, the La Crosse County Health Department is investigating eight reported cases of E.Coli poisoning. This specific strain is known to cause diarrhea in victims and can send young children to the hospital. It has not yet been linked to any specific food item or retailer....
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Keeping Yourself Properly Hydrated When Recovering From Food Poisoning

When you are suffering from food poisoning, putting your health first will help you make a timely, complete recovery. One of the most important ways to keep yourself healthy is to drink enough water to keep yourself fully hydrated. There are benefits to being properly hydrated all the time, regardless of your health status. When you are ill, these benefits are magnified. Staying Hydrated Combats Nausea...
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Healthy Switches to Make to Prevent Food Poisoning

Next time you host an event, whether you prepare the food yourself or have it catered, make food choices that will stand up to the environment in which you serve them. Buffet-style is generally the most practical choice for serving a large crowd of people at a social event, but it is not perfect. When food is served buffet-style in large dishes or on sternos, it can easily enter the danger zone of 40 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature range where harmful bacteria can easily grow. ...
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  • Newland & Newland LLP, Attorneys, Arlington Heights, IL