COLUMBUS, Ohio — The fast-food chain Wendy’s finds itself in the crosshairs of mounting lawsuits over a recent E. coli outbreak.
Recently, the Center for Disease Control investigated an outbreak that infected nearly 100 individuals in multiple states, including Ohio. Close to 50 of those individuals, the CDC said, had to be hospitalized with some being in critical condition.
Investigators believe that the Romaine lettuce used in the restaurant’s sandwiches is to blame.
Over two dozen people have filed lawsuits against the Ohio-based fast food giant.
The CDC said that company officials have been compliant with the ongoing investigation and have removed the suspected lettuce from their restaurant locations.
More cases possibly linked to the outbreak are being investigated. Experts say more lawsuits are likely to be filed.