Did you know that you can become paralyzed from eating food contaminated with the bacteria known as E. coli?  It’s true.  Did you also know that your chances of that happening were lower last year?

Our San Diego paralysis lawyers want you to know that’s also true.  Food poisoning incidents caused by E. coli were down significantly in 2009 according to a CNN story on a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study.

E. coli infections rates dropped very significantly in 2009.

In 2009, E. coli infection rates took a plunge.

E. coli is one of the few things we rarely think about as a cause of paralysis, but it has been known to happen.  Foods that are not cooked properly can remain contaminated with waste from cows or other animals, leading to bacterial infections that have been known to cause paralysis.

Spinach containing traces of  E. coli lead to the sickness of more than 200 people and caused one of the biggest food-borne illness outbreaks up to that point in 2006.  Estimates made by the CDC said that thousands more became infected and failed to report it or seek help.

The paralysis lawyers at our San Diego firm want to make sure that you are protected against spinal cord injuries that occur away from car accidents or slip and falls.  There are ways to become paralyzed that you might not even think of or know about at all.

So what does this new CDC study mean for those who are worried that eating undercooked meat or produce will result in a life with paralysis?

Well, for the most part, your chances of becoming paraplegic or quadriplegic due to E. coli consumption are pretty low in general.  But now the bacteria strain has been targeted for “Healthy People 2010” campaign by the Department of Health and Human Services, you and your family have even less reason to worry.

If you must know, the easiest way to avoid paralysis via E. coli is to buy quality products from companies you trust and thoroughly cook those food products.  As summer approaches and the grill is lit, make sure to cook everything well-done so that you don’t have to worry about an E. coli infection causing you and your loved ones paralysis.

If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury or paralysis from a bacterial infection of E. coli, please contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible at 1-858-551-2090 for a FREE consultation with an experienced paralysis lawyers in San Diego or click here to submit your case for a FREE online review.  We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe nothing until we recover money on your behalf.