September 2006 – Ten people in the San Diego area have reported symptoms consistent with a Shigella infection (shigellosis), which include fever, watery or bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. County health officials have linked the ten illnesses to Filibertos restaurant in San Diego, California. People may have been exposed to Shigella by eating at the establishment between Aug. 24 and Aug. 28. Anyone who has eaten at Filiberto’s restaurant in San Diego, California, should watch for symptoms of a Shigella infection.
Most who are infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to the bacterium. The diarrhea is often bloody. Shigellosis usually resolves in 5 to 7 days. In some persons, especially young children and the elderly, the diarrhea can be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.
A severe infection with high fever may be associated with seizures in children less than 2 years old. Some persons who are infected may have no symptoms at all, but may still pass the Shigella bacteria to others.
California Shigella Outbreak Linked to Filiberto’s– Lawyer with Shigella Lawsuit Experience
If you or your child ate at Filiberto’s and have become seriously ill from a Shigella infection (shigellosis) in California, a lawyer is available for a free consultation. You can contact us by calling toll free at 1-888-377-8900.
Our senior partner, Fred Pritzker, focuses on food poisoning lawsuits and other complex legal cases and is currently lead attorney in a major food poisoning lawsuit involving an outbreak with victims from several states. In recognition of his achievements, other lawyers have selected him for inclusion in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America.