Over the past decade, Pritzker Hageman attorneys have represented more victims of Cyclospora outbreaks than any other law firm in the country.
Our Cyclospora lawyers have won millions of dollars for people sickened by contaminated food.
If you have been sickened, we want to help you, too.
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Why Should You Hire Our Attorneys for Your Cyclospora Lawsuit?
- Our attorneys have handled hundreds of Cyclospora cases just like yours. They have decades of food safety experience, extensive resources, and experts ready to deploy on your behalf.
- Because of our experience, we can quickly determine if you have a case and how much it may be worth.
- Our Cyclospora team understands what Cyclospora food poisoning does to victims. We can provide you with advice and counsel about what you are going through.
- We pursue maximum compensation and justice on your behalf, so you and your family can concentrate on your health.
- July 2022 Cyclospora Outbreak currently under investigation by the FDA. There have been 77 cases reported so far. Our food safety legal team believes there are many additional cases related to this outbreak that have not yet been reported to state and federal health officials. At least 384 people in the U.S. have tested positive for Cyclospora infections from contaminated food and water in 2022 alone.
- 2020 Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to Bagged Garden Salad made by Fresh Express and sold at ALDI, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Walmart, ShopRite, and Giant Eagle
What is Cyclospora?
Cyclospora cayetanensis is a parasite that causes an infection of the small intestine called cyclosporiasis. The hallmark of these infections is frequent bouts of watery, sometimes explosive, diarrhea. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps, muscle aches, fever, and fatigue.
Untreated, these symptoms will come and go in cycles over a period of weeks or months.
How is Cyclospora Transmitted?
Humans are the only known host for the parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis. It is transmitted when people eat food contaminated with microscopic amounts of feces from an infected person.
This can happen if someone with an infection uses the restroom and does not wash hands carefully before handling food. Or, if water contaminated by the feces of an infected person is used to grow or rinse produce.
Cyclospora infections used to be associated with travel to developing countries in sub-tropical climates, but illnesses linked to imported produce are now commonplace in the U.S.
Recent Cyclospora outbreaks have been linked to imported produce in salads served at McDonald’s, Del Monte vegetable trays sold at Kwik Trip gas stations, and fresh basil and cilantro sold at grocery stores and served at restaurants nationwide. Our food poisoning attorneys represented clients in all of those outbreaks and every other major Cyclospora outbreak in the U.S.
Can I Sue a Restaurant or Food Company for Cyclosporiasis?
Yes, if you got cyclosporiasis and there is sufficient evidence showing a link between your illness and food you purchased from a restaurant or grocery store, you can file a lawsuit seeking compensation. Usually, this includes money for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Cyclospora cases can be complicated, so it’s important to choose a legal team with experience. Pritzker Hageman’s food poisoning attorneys have a proven track record in these cases. No other law firm has represented more clients in recent large-scale Cyclospora outbreaks. If you have been sickened by Cyclospora, we want to help you, too.
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We have obtained 75+ separate verdicts and settlements greater than $1 million:
Our client suffered substantial injuries after ingesting a defective product.
We obtained this settlement on behalf of a family whose children were sickened with E. coli.
We obtained a $12.15 million settlement on behalf of an 8-year old girl who was sickened in an E. coli outbreak.
We represented seven children who suffered intestinal injuries as a result of a defective food product.
We obtained this settlement on behalf of a 13-year old girl who was sickened with E. coli.
We won this verdict for a child with kidney damage from E. coli in contaminated food.
Our attorneys won this landmark verdict in a case against Foster Poultry Farms. Our client was a 5-year-old child who contracted Salmonella Heidelberg and, as a result, suffered brain damage.
We obtained a settlement from a company that sold contaminated food to our clients, causing the death of unborn children.
Our client suffered severe neurologic injuries as a result of Listeria monocytogenes, a food-borne pathogen.
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