Jeffrey N. Catalano, Eric Asquith, and Christine R. Thompson obtained a $1.13 million settlement on behalf of a woman who suffered food poisoning after eating salmon at a restaurant, as reported in the Oct. 19, 2015 issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
The 45-year-old woman contracted E. coli and subsequently developed hemolytic uremic syndrome requiring plasmapheresis. She later suffered renal failure due to fluid overload, which required hemodialysis treatment.
The woman was discharged from the hospital after 20 days, but continued to suffer gastrointestinal problems. An expert nephrologist concluded that the woman is at a greater risk of renal failure as she ages.
The woman's claims against the restaurant were settled at pre-suit mediation for $1 million, and her claims against the suppliers of the fish to the restaurant settled for $130,000.
Mr. Catalano, Mr. Asquith and Ms. Thompson concentrate their practices on personal injury law.