Cyclospora lawyers at Pritzker Hageman are investigating an outbreak at the Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, IL. They have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about Cyclospora lawsuits.
What is Cyclospora and how did I get infected with it?
Cyclospora is a parasite native to subtropical climates. Usually, Cyclospora outbreaks are associated with travel outside the U.S. but outbreaks have been linked to imported produce including blackberries, raspberries, cilantro, basil, mesclun, bagged salad and snap peas. Food becomes contaminated with Cyclospora when it comes in contact with infected feces. Infections occur when contaminated food is ingested.
What are the symptoms of Cyclosporiasis and how long do they last?
Symptoms of a Cyclospora infection, called cyclosporiasis, can take up to two weeks to develop. Once they do, they can last as long as 70 days coming and going in waves. Profuse, watery and often explosive, diarrhea is the hallmark of a Cyclospora infection. Many of our clients report that it is so intense it prevents them from being able to go to work. Other symptoms include abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, nausea, vomiting and flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, body aches and low-grade fever. Treatment with antibiotics can ease some of these symptoms.
How do I know if I am part of an outbreak?
If you have symptoms of a Cyclospora infection, see your doctor and get tested. A stool sample culture can confirm if you have an infection. Your doctor can then report your illness to state and local health officials.
Can I sue a restaurant or food company for my Cyclospora infection?
Yes. And we can help you. Just complete the form below or call us toll-free at 1-888-377-8900.
Our Cyclospora lawyers have won millions of dollars for people sickened by contaminated food. They have filed lawsuits against Del Monte, Taylor Farms, McDonald’s and Darden Corporation, the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, and other food companies and restaurants.