Girl sickened by E-coli at fair awarded $2.2 million

The Business Journal reports that The Big Fresno Fair has agreed to a settlement of $2.2 million to Angela Malos because the girl was sickened with E-coli after visiting the petting zoo at the fair in October 2005.

Malos, who is now 6 years old, suffered kidney failure and strokes because of E-coli infection.

In addition to the settlement by the Fair, United Site Services, who supplies wash stations outside of the zoo has will pay Malos $50,000.

E-coli O157:H7 is a form of E-coli bacterium which can cause severe illness including hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), which is a life-threatening condition. Every year, there are approximately 60 deaths in the U.S. due to E-coli O157:H7.

E-coli is often transmitted through food including undercooked beef, unpasteurized dairy and fruit juices, contaminated raw vegetables and salamis and other cured meats.

Symptoms of food borne illness can include stomach cramping, severe and bloody diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue and dehydration.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have serious illness due to food borne illness including salmonella and E-coli.

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