Parents of two of the children sickened after drinking unpasteurized milk from Dee Creek Farm have asked Seattle lawyer Bill Marler to look into possible litigation against the farm.
Twenty-one people who drank raw milk from Dee Creek developed E. coli symptoms. Five children were hospitalized and two remain in critical condition.
Marler will represent the children — who could face millions in lifetime medical needs — since the parents have some culpability issues because they purchased the unpasteurized milk.
Marler says that the farm owners had a responsibility to produce a safe product. In addition, he will be looking into the responsibility and liability of the state, since Dee Creek did not have the required licensing to provide the milk to anyone.