September 29, 2016

E. coli Wrongful Death Case Settled for $1 Million

An E. coli wrongful death lawsuit filed in behalf of a 2-year-old boy who died from an E. coli infection he contracted at his daycare center has been settled for $1 million. Myles Mayfield, 2, of Greenwood, South Carolina died May 31, 2015 from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a complication of E. coli infections that causes kidney failure. A teacher at the daycare center got sick in early May of 2015 and was subsequently notified by the S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control that she had tested positive for E. coli, according to the suit. Deposition testimony revealed that daycare directors were aware of the teacher’s positive E. coli test and took no action. Violating state regulations, they allowed her to continue working and did not notify the parents. The directors … [Read more...]

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