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Cargill Settles E. Coli Lawsuit with 11-year-old MN girl

The parents of an 11-year-old Minnesota girl who spent more than a month in the hospital because of an illness caused by an E. coli-contaminated hamburger have reached a settlement with Cargill.

According to Bill Marler, the attorney, the settlement with the parents of the young girl was reached and the terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

The girl became ill in 2007 after eating contaminated hamburger supplied by Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation. The hamburger meat was linked to an E. coli outbreak that led Cargill to voluntarily recall about 845,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties.

According to Marler, she developed a syndrome that forced her to spend more than three weeks on kidney dialysis. Her medical bills added up to nearly $350,000, and she now has a high risk of developing end stage renal disease, Marler said.


Marler also represents Stephanie Smith, a Minnesota woman who was in a coma for nine weeks as the result of an E. coli infection traced to hamburger distributed by Cargill. Smith, who is now paralyzed from the waist down, was featured in a recent New York Times investigation. Her case against Cargill has yet to be resolved, Marler said.

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