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Teen Suffering From E. Coli Sickness Slowly Recovering

5:25 PM, Apr 8, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A Western New York teenager who was sickened from an E. Coli infection has been moved out of the intensive care unit but remains in the hospital recovering from his illness.

Robert Ormsby, Jr., 19 from Tonawanda, is a student at NCCC. He started feeling sick back in mid-March and made two trips to the VA hospital. The second trip landed him in the ICU. Doctors realized he had suffered from a severe E. Coli infection that led to kidney failure.

Ormsby's attorney Jed Dietrich says his client receives regular dialysis and even blood transfusions due to the sickness.

This case is one of 27 being investigated nationwide by the CDC. So far, two of the E. Coli cases have been directly linked to frozen foods recalled by Rich Products, based out of Buffalo. Testing is still being done on the others.

Ormsby's attorney says his client ate two of the recalled products in the days and weeks before he got sick. They are certain that is to blame for his illness.

Rich Products expanded the recall last week.

Rich's has a full list with detailed information on all of the recalled products on its website.

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