"People just don’t really understand how horrible food-borne illness is," said William Marler, a prominent Seattle-based food-safety lawyer who is representing the Rivera family and 23 other victims in the cookie dough outbreak. "They think food-borne illness is a tummy ache and diarrhea."

That quote from Mr. Marler is found today in a story that is all too rare–one from the perspective of the most seriously injured by food-borne illness.
It is the story of Linda Rivera, who ate Nestle cookie dough contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and developed the life-threatening Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). She has spent about 120 in hospitals since eating the cookie dough last May, more than any of the Nestle victims.

Read the entire story by clicking on the headline below.

– “This Woman Might Die From Eating Cookie Dough – Severe Case Gives Context to Issue of Food Safety” 


Richard cares for wife Linda Rivera.