Our lawyers has filed lawsuits for people sickened after eating at McDonald’s restaurants. Join others and file a McDonald’s Cyclospora lawsuit to get money to pay medical expenses and compensate you for time you had to take off of work. You can contact our Cyclospora lawyers using the form below.
Over 500 people in 16 states have been diagnosed with Cyclospora food poisoning after eating at McDonald’s restaurants. If you were sickened, you may have the right to sue McDonald’s and a produce supplier for money damages.
McDonald’s Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens People in CT, FL, IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, VA, WI, New York City
The FDA, CDC and several state health departments are investigating an increase in Cyclospora infections that appear to be connected to eating McDonald’s lettuce salads, and possibly lettuce on hamburgers and other menu items.
To date, the CDC has reported over 507 laboratory-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection (cyclosporiasis) in residents of Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York (one case in New York City), Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Please note that the Connecticut, New York City, Tennessee, and Virginia case-patients purchased salads while traveling in Illinois; the Florida case-patient purchased a salad while traveling in Kentucky.
These people reportedly consumed salad products from several McDonald’s locations. Of the 507 people sickened in this outbreak, 24 of them have been hospitalized. The first reported illness was in late May of 2018.
This is what Illinois DPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. had to say:
“Although a link has been made to salads sold in McDonald’s restaurants in some Illinois cases, public health officials continue to investigate other sources. If you ate a salad from McDonald’s since mid-May and developed diarrhea and fatigue, contact a health care provider about testing and treatment.”
“Anyone who ate these salads since the middle of June and who developed diarrhea, especially watery diarrhea and fatigue, should see their health care provider and get tested for Cyclospora to ensure an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.”
McDonald’s says it has removed salads from its restaurants and distributions centers in Illinois and Iowa. The company is re-supplying restaurants with salads from other suppliers.
The FDA has said that it is working on finding out which of the ingredients used in the salads is the vehicle for this outbreak; multiple components of these salads are under consideration. The FDA is currently reviewing distribution and supplier information.
Why a Lawsuit for Cyclospora Food Poisoning?
Cyclospora is a parasite that often causes illness for well over a week, sometimes several weeks. We have even had clients who were sick for months. If you were sickened, you deserve payment for lost wages and medical expenses. Many of our clients say having severe diarrhea for weeks causes emotional distress. A lawsuit can also seek compensation for emotional distress and any physical pain you suffered.
Symptoms of Cyclospora infection include:
- Frequent, watery diarrhea that is sometimes explosive;
- Loss of weight, sometimes 20 pounds or more;
- Cramping, bloating, and/or increased gas;
- Nausea, often without vomiting;
- Extreme fatigue; and
- Low-grade fever.
It may take a week or more after consuming the contaminated product for symptoms to begin.