“This has been a very difficult summer for contaminated meat,” said the family’s attorney, Drew Falkenstein in a Marler Clark news release.
Nicole and Gerard Rosploch purchased ground beef from a Pick N Save near their home in
When the youngest child continued to worsen, he was returned to the ER, where it was learned that the stool sample he previously submitted was positive for E. coli O157:H7. He was admitted to the hospital, where he continued to be very ill. By July 28, tests revealed that he had developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS—a complication of E. coli infection. The child was placed on dialysis and received several blood transfusions as well. He was ultimately discharged on August 15, 2009.
Their younger son is now also at home, and continues to recover from his illness. He is still on medication to regulate his blood pressure. The genetic fingerprint of the E. coli in his stool sample was a match to that of the JBS Swift outbreak. The 11-year-old boy has recovered fully.