The first McDonald’s Cyclospora lawsuit in Iowa has been filed by attorneys at the national food safety law firm of Pritzker Hageman. The lawsuit, case number 05201LACV012551, was filed July 18, 2018, in Iowa District Court in Clarke County on behalf of an Iowa man who is among those sickened in a Cyclospora outbreak linked to salads sold at McDonald’s restaurants. This is the second lawsuit Cyclospora attorneys Ryan Osterholm and Brendan Flaherty have filed in association with this outbreak.
The McDonald’s Salad Cyclospora Outbreak
At least 61 people in seven states have been sickened in the outbreak liked to salads sold at McDonald’s. Cyclospora is a parasite that gets into food via contaminated feces. After the food is ingested, an infection, called cyclosporiasis develops within two to ten days. Symptoms, which include watery diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea, fatigue, fever, dehydration, loss of appetite, and weight loss, can last more than two months.
According to the most recent update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the case counts by state are as follows (updated August 23, 2018): Connecticut (1), Florida (1), Iowa (99), Illinois (273), Indiana (9), Kentucky (8), Michigan (2), Minnesota (11), Missouri (52), Nebraska (5), New York (1 from New York City), Ohio (15), South Dakota (18), Tennessee (1), Virginia (1), and Wisconsin (10). In addition, the median illness onset date, as of August 23, is June 29, 2018 (range: May 20 to July 21). “Ill people range in age from 14 to 91 years old, with a median age of 52. Sixty-six percent (66%) are female. At least 24 people have been hospitalized; no deaths have been reported” (CDC).
The following is the information originally posted here: “The case patients range in age from 16 to 79 years old, with a median age of 51. The earliest reported onset-of-illness date was May 1, 2018 but the CDC did not announce the outbreak until July 13, 2018. Two-thirds of the case-patients are female. Two people became so sick they needed to be hospitalized.”
The CDC says McDonald’s is cooperating with the investigation and has voluntarily stopped selling salads at 3,000 locations in 14 states affected by the contaminated supply: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Pritzker Hageman attorneys Ryan Osterholm and Brendan Flaherty have filed an Illinois McDonald’s Cyclospora lawsuit and an Iowa Cyclospora lawsuit.
Iowa Cyclospora Lawsuit
According to the lawsuit filed in Iowa yesterday, the plaintiff purchased food from a McDonald’s store in Osceola, Iowa several times in late June 2018. In early July, he began to develop symptoms of a Cyclospora infection. After suffering for several weeks, he was diagnosed with cyclosporiasis. The plaintiff had just started a new job and missed two weeks of work. Some of his symptoms still persist.
Del Monte, Kwik Trip Cyclospora Outbreak, Lawsuit
The McDonald’s Cyclospora outbreak is not connected with another ongoing Cyclospora outbreak linked to Del Monte vegetable trays sold at Kwik Trip stores. At least 227 people in four states, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, have been sickened in this outbreak.
The Cylospora lawyers at Pritzker Hageman are representing dozens of clients in the Del Monte outbreak. over the years, they have built a successful track record representing clients throughout the country who have been sickened by food contaminated with Cyclospora and have filed suit against food companies and restaurants including Taylor Farms and Darden Corporation, the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster.
To contact Brendan Flaherty or Ryan Osterholm about a Cyclospora lawsuit call 1(888) 377-8900 toll-free or use this online form to request a free consultation.