Several people who became infected with E.coli during the recent outbreak in the US are reported to be seeking financial settlements from meat processor ConAgra Foods.

ConAgra recalled almost 19m pounds of ground beef in July as it was thought to be contaminated with the E.coli bacteria.

Seattle-based law firm Marler Clark is representing 30 people who are seeking up to US$50m from ConAgra. The law firm will mediate with the meat processing company in the hope of settling the claims out of court. So far no lawsuits have been filed against ConAgra by E.coli victims, reported Reuters News.