The Salmonella lawyers at national food safety law firm, Pritzker Hageman, are representing a woman who filed a lawsuit today alleging she contracted a Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) from the Fig & Olive located at 934 Palmer Alley NW, Washington DC.
The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Case 1:15-cv-01628 ). The suit was filed against Fig & Olive USA Inc (Fig & Olive), with its corporate headquarters and principal place of business located in New York, New York. The company operates a number of fine dining restaurants in several states, including restaurants located at 934 Palmer Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001 and 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069.
The plaintiff in the suit dined at the Washington DC Fig and Olive restaurant on August 31, 2015. While at the restaurant, she allegedly consumed croquettes containing truffle oil. A few days later, our client became violently ill with gastroenteritis. Her severe illness led to hospitalization for four days. While at the hospital, she tested positive for Salmonella, and further testing found she was positive for Salmonella Enteritidis, a strain that genetically matched other illnesses in the DC area and other states.
The Salmonella Outbreak
The lawsuit alleges the following:
- In early September of 2015, the Washington, DC Department of Health noticed a spike in Salmonella Enteritidis infections.
- Further investigation by the Washington, DC Department of Health discovered a strong correlation with eating at the Fig & Olive restaurant located at 934 Palmer Alley NW, Washington DC, 20001 prior to illness onset.
- The Department of Health found a statistically significant correlation with illness and eating foods containing truffle oil.
- At least 135 individuals reported becoming ill after eating at Washington, DC Fig & Olive location.
- At least 14 individuals have tested positive for Salmonella.
- The Centers for Disease Control is now investigating the size and scope of the outbreak.
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If you have been diagnosed with the outbreak strain of Salmonella, you have the right to seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. We are a national food safety law firm and represent people sickened by contaminated food throughout the United States. You can request a free consultation with our online form (click here now) or call 1-888-377-8900 (toll-free) to discuss a lawsuit against this restaurant.