Our law firm has filed lawsuits in 2015 against Chipotle Mexican Grill for people sickened in 2 unrelated outbreaks, one involving E. coli O26 and one involving Salmonella. Our attorneys are providing free consultations. You can request a free consultation using our online form or by calling 1-888-377-8900 (toll free).
Attorneys Ryan Osterholm and Brendan Flaherty filed the first lawsuit in the E.coli O26 outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants that sickened 52 people in 9 states, according to the CDC: California (3), Illinois (1), Maryland (1), Minnesota (2), New York (1), Ohio (3), Oregon (13), Pennsylvania (1), and Washington (27).
Our client ate a burrito bowl on October 21, 2015, at the Vancouver Chipotle. Four days later she developed symptoms of E. coli food poisoning, including nausea and severe diarrhea, which soon became bloody. She sought medical treatment and tested positive for the presence of Shiga-toxin, the poison created by E. coli bacteria. Her case was linked to the Chipotle E. coli outbreak through genetic testing called pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE).
Ryan and Brendan are also representing others sickened in this outbreak.
Among people for whom information is available, illnesses started on dates ranging from October 19, 2015 to November 13, 2015. Ill people range in age from 1 year to 94, with a median age of 21. Fifty-nine percent of ill people are female. Twenty (38%) people reported being hospitalized.
Attorney Ryan Osterholm filed a lawsuit against Chipotle Mexican Grill on behalf of a client who was sickened with Salmonella food poisoning after eating at the restaurant located at 3095 White Bear Avenue North, Maplewood, Minnesota. The lawsuit (0:15-cv-03668) was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota on September 14, 2015.
His client ate at the Maplewood Chipotle on August 28, 2015. She started feeling ill on August 31, 2015. Her symptoms continued to worsen, so she visited her doctor on several occasions. She was diagnosed with a Salmonella infection in early September.
The Minnesota Department of Health linked a Salmonella outbreak in Minnesota to 17 Chipotle restaurants. Thirty-four of thirty-six people sickened in this outbreak who have been interviewed by public health officials stated that they ate at a Chipotle restaurant in the days before they got sick. Pulsed field-gel electrophoresis testing determined that the bacterial DNA from patient stool samples matches or has very similar fingerprints.
The source of the Salmonella infections was contaminated tomatoes.
Help for Outbreak Victims
Our lawyers are helping several people obtain compensation from Chipotle for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. Submit our free consultation form if you have been diagnosed with food poisoning. A consultation with one of our lawyers is free, and we are not paid unless you win. We have handled many, many food poisoning cases and won millions of dollars for our clients. Our lawyers have been quoted by The New York Times, CNN, Associated Press and other.
We generally do not file a class action lawsuit for our outbreak cases. Class action cases are generally reserved for commercial claims that do not involve personal injury or wrongful death. That’s because court rules require that claims and defenses must be common to all cases involving class members. In injury and wrongful death claims, the nature and amount of harm suffered by each claimant varies considerably.