We act for 7 children from different parts of England who, having been poisoned by the E.coli 0157 bacteria, suffered HUS/kidney failure.
These children have today been granted Legal Aid in principle to instigate legal actions against:
The actions against the Government will be based, inter alia, on the following grounds:
Some of the parents, and ourselves, are available for interviews.
Telephone Lucy Kennedy or Martin Howe.
Additional notes by the McLibel Support Campaign:|
(A) Three of the children, for whom Howe & Co are acting, suffered food poisoning as a result of eating burgers in McDonald's (in Gateshead and Liverpool).
(B) In the actions against McDonald's, the documentary and transcript evidence from the McLibel Trial concerning food safety which Howe & Co presented to the Legal Aid Board, was of great help in satisfying the Board that there are sufficient grounds for suing.
(C) The parents of the seven children contacted Howe & Co as a result of reading reports in the newspapers in September about the Joanna Nash case. Joanna Nash suffered fatal food poisoning after eating McDonald's beefburgers in Spain and England.
(D) If any other cases against MAFF are instituted for E.coli 0157 food poisoning, liability will be dealt with by Howe & Co. The firm might therefore be dealing with some of the legal cases arising out of the recent food poisoning outbreak in Lanarkshire.