Infectious Disease Attorney 

Anthony C. Coveny, Ph.D., J.D., M.A.

E. coli Panera Lawsuit Lawyer - call or text  281-851-9343 to discuss a

potential e. coli lawsuit

​Panera Bread is at the center of an investigation in New jersey aver the spread of E coli - possibly from food served at the Phillipsburg location of Panera Bread. E coli is a Shiga Toxin producing bacteria that often leads to serious health issues. It is notable for the bloody diarrhea and nausea it produces.  In serious cases, it can lead to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) that can be life-threatening. An experienced food poisoning lawyer can help facilitate an e coli lawsuit.

Food poisoning lawyer Tony Coveny, Ph.D., is licensed in the state of Texas, with his office in Katy, Texas.

27715 Guthrie Ridge Lane, Katy TX 77494.  phone 281-851-9343.  A Texas food poisoning lawyer who has worked with victims of Vibrio, Shigella,  salmonella, listeria, E. coli, Hepatitis, and other pathogens . If you need a Salmonella Lawyer, aListeria Lawyer, an E. coli Lawyer, a Hepatitis Lawyer, or any other food poisoning lawyer, give me a call!

Food Poisoning Lawyer E. Coli Lawsuit - STEc


E. coli 0157:H7 is the most common strain of E. coli spread by food, and is noted most conspicuously by bloody diarrhea, a result of Shiga Toxin it produces


By Texas E. coli lawyer Tony Coveny

E. coli is in the intestines of nearly all warm blooded animals, including humans. But it is harmless in most cases and even helpful in digestion. But there are particular strains of E. coli which are Shiga toxin producing, which means that they “shed” a toxin that is dangerous and can even be fatal (especially when older people or very your people become infected with it). Infection with E. coli bacteria, simply put, means (in most cases) that a victim ate food with feces on it! E. coli 0157 is one of the most common sorts of E. coli, or STEC, that sheds this Shiga toxin, and it has already been linked to a number of recent Food Poisoning outbreaks: •E. coli linked to series of Mexican Restaurants across America! •E. coli O157, Linked to Los Burritos Mexicanos Restaurant in Lombard, Illinois •E. coli O157, Linked to Raw Beef in Wisconsin •E. coli O157 Outbreak in Brazos County, Texas linked to Leafy Greens But other dangerous strains also exist, such as E. coli O121 which has causes serious outbreaks in both the U.S. and Europe in recent years.  For free legal advice online about Food Poisoning Lawyer E. coli Lawsuit - call 713-306-3880.

Panera Ecoli Lawsuit Lawyer:  

Cold meats:  listeria all too common


by Listeria Lawyer Tony Coveny


One of the things about listeria bacterium is that it thrives in cold climates - unlike many bacterium, refrigeration is not an impediment to listeria - and in fact, listeria grows on cold meats even when stored appropriately, affecting about 3 percent of cold meats


Perhaps of highest danger on the cold stored meats are smoked meats, such as smoked fish. Smoking may prepare salmon and other meats for eating, but is does not kill the listeria bacteria if present.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevent in (CDC) has often warned of the dangers of consuming smoked products for this reason, and told those women who are pregnant to avoid it during pregnancy.


But cold-suts, or deli meats, are also a source of listeria.  In fact, Reader's Digest lists Listeria as the a major danger of consuming Deli Meat. Researchers recommend washing meats thoroughly before eating them raw.


Delis pose a dangerous place for the spread of listeria because cutting boards and meat slicers can act as conduits to infect entire delis, which is why such careful attention should be paid to maintaining a clean and sanitary kitchen in  facilities that serve cold meats.


Panera Bread is once again in the spotlight, this time for a link to illnesses in a number of counties in new Jersey.  At present, the focus is on the Phillipsburg location.  Click here to talk to a Panera Ecoli Lawsuit Lawyer about an injury sustained from eating Panera food

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Infectious Disease Attorney Anthony C. Coveny, Ph.D., J.D., M.A.

Food Poisoning Lawyer E. Coli Lawsuit - STEc


E. coli 0157:H7 is the most common strain of E. coli spread by food, and is noted most conspicuously by bloody diarrhea, a result of Shiga Toxin it produces


By Texas E. coli lawyer Tony Coveny

E. coli is in the intestines of nearly all warm blooded animals, including humans. But it is harmless in most cases and even helpful in digestion. But there are particular strains of E. coli which are Shiga toxin producing, which means that they “shed” a toxin that is dangerous and can even be fatal (especially when older people or very your people become infected with it). Infection with E. coli bacteria, simply put, means (in most cases) that a victim ate food with feces on it! E. coli 0157 is one of the most common sorts of E. coli, or STEC, that sheds this Shiga toxin, and it has already been linked to a number of recent Food Poisoning outbreaks: •E. coli linked to series of Mexican Restaurants across America! •E. coli O157, Linked to Los Burritos Mexicanos Restaurant in Lombard, Illinois •E. coli O157, Linked to Raw Beef in Wisconsin •E. coli O157 Outbreak in Brazos County, Texas linked to Leafy Greens But other dangerous strains also exist, such as E. coli O121 which has causes serious outbreaks in both the U.S. and Europe in recent years.  For free legal advice online about Food Poisoning Lawyer E. coli Lawsuit - call 713-306-3880.

listeria: dangerous bacterium causing listeriosis


Listeria hospitalizes nearly 85% of all its victims - is especially dangerous to . . .Listeria is often transmitted via fresh fruits and vegetables, smoked fish, unpasteurized cheese, among other foods.


By Listeria Lawyer Tony Coveny  


There are currently a number of recalls in effect due to the presence of Listeria, including Sabra Hummus and Blue Bell Ice Cream  (see below for more info, or contact me now about your illness by clicking here).  Listeria is common in smoked fish, cold meats, and unpasteurized cheese and raw milk, prompting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to warn consumers who are pregnant to avoid consuming these products.  In addition to the traditionally vulnerable groups, the young, immune-compromised, and elderly, pregnant women are in a especially precarious position given that Listeria is one of the few bacteria that can cross the fetal barrier and cause miscarriages and still births in women who are pregnant.  Other vulnerable populations include the elderly and the very young, as well as those who have a compromised immune system.  As a Listeria Lawyer, I have seen the damage that Listeria poisoning can cause, and the high cost of medical attention that infection can lead to given that nearly 85% of all Listeria victims are hospitalized.  Unlike salmonella or E. coli, in a Listeria outbreak the victims are often much more readily identified.  In a salmonella and E. coli out-break, according to CDC estimates, only one-in thirty are identified because the others do  not seek medical attention.  But in a Listeria outbreak, most victims are forced to seek medical attention.  Nonetheless, many of the victims are not reported because the proper stool or blood test is not performed, and in the absence of a culture, a positive diagnosis of Listeria may not be given.  As a listeria lawyer, fewer that one-in five of the victims who call me believing they have listeriosis have been positively diagnosed.

stec o157

the most common e. coli strain

By STEC Lawyer Tony Coveny


Historically, most U.S. Outbreaks of food pathogens linked to STEC have been linked to STEC O157:H7, even though there are upwards of 100 other E. coli strains that are have been linked to outbreaks.  STEC O157 has been infamous since 1994, and is routinely screened for now in testing on meat and produce.  Other strains of STEC have ben linked to outbreaks, however, including :


  1. 10 outbreaks of STEC O111
  2. 6 outbreaks of STEC O26
  3. 3 outbreaks of STEC O45
  4. 2 outbreaks of STEC O145,
  5. 2 outbreaks of STEC O104
  6. 1 outbreak of STEC O51
  7. 1 outbreak of STEC O103
  8. 1 outbreak of STEC O27
  9. 1 outbreak of STEC O84.


This is a partial list taken from CDC archives, and perhaps underreports the presence of strains other than O157  because they are not recognized or identified in many cases.  Few county and state laboratories are looking to identify these other strains of STEC, and some even lack the means to do so.  STEC O157 is common and identification (or isolation) of the pathogen has become second nature for many in the public health world - in 2007, two-thirds of all clinical labs screened for STEC O157, but fewer than one-in-ten screened for other strains on-site (samples had to e sent to more advanced labs for further testing. 


NOTE: In a recent study, feces from 1% of the lambs in a domestic heard tested positive for STEC O157, whereas other strains of STEC were found in 35%. Of the identified STEC, 70% were serogroups O6, 0117, O91, 0146, O128, O166).


Now, and since 2000, strains other than O157 are reportable if identified.  The operative phrase here is "if identified."   Luckily, more and more labs are being improved to test for other strains, and state labs are doing so on samples sent to them from county and local labs.  This is enabling the CDC to accumulate a database of the presence of these other STEC stains as they relate to food borne illness.   


Stool Cultures:*

  1. Test for the presence of Shiga Toxin;
  2. Identify it as O157 or non-O157; and
  3. non-O157 submitted to more advanced analysis to identify strain


*Traditionally, many on-site  labs performed the first test, and if positive, they reported the presence of Shiga Toxin Producing Escherichia coli to the physician and destroyed the sample.  Now, most labs are able to determine if the sample is STEC O157 themselves.  When it is not, increasingly the samples are sent to more sensitive state labs that have the equipment and facilities to determine the stain of STEC at play.