October 15, 2020

Fresh Express Cyclospora Lawsuit Filed by Pritzker Hageman in Illinois

A Fresh Express cyclospora lawsuit has been filed by the law firm of Pritzker Hageman in Illinois on behalf of a female who was sickened after eating a bagged salad purchased from a ALDI store. Their client, a type 1 diabetic, was hospitalized because she was so ill.

Fresh Express Cyclospora Lawsuit Filed by Pritzker Hageman in Illinois

A multistate cyclospora outbreak has sickened at least 509 people in eight states in the Midwest. Thirty-three people have been hospitalized, according to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the FDA. The salad products that are potentially lined to this outbreak are produced by Fresh Express and contain iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots, and red cabbage.

These recalled salads were sold under these brand names at these stores: ALDI Little Salad Bar, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco Signature Farms, Walmart Marketside, Giant Eagle, and ShopRite Wholesome Pantry. The recalled salads are marked with the letter “Z” and have a number of “178” or lower.

Those products may have been sold in these states: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Not all salads or all brands were sold in every state.

This Fresh Express cyclospora lawsuit has case number 20LL528. Illinois has a case count of 151 as of July 9, 2020.

Attorney Fred Pritzker

You can contact food safety lawyer Fred Pritzker for help by calling 1-888-377-8900 or 612-338-0202.

Noted food safety lawyer Fred Pritzker said, “No one should get sick just because they bought a salad. All companies that make, process, and distribute food need to step up and ensure the products they make are safe to eat.”

Symptoms of cyclosporiasis, the illness caused by this microscopic parasite, include loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, weight loss, gas, bloating, abdominal pains and cramps, and explosive and watery diarrhea. People usually start getting sick 2 to 5 days after they eat food or drink water contaminated by the oocysts.

If you have eaten a bagged salad recently and have been ill with those symptoms, call your doctor. You may be part of this Fresh Express cyclospora outbreak.

And when you see your doctor, make sure that you ask for a cyclospora stool test. That test is not routinely included when a person is being tested for food poisoning. And some doctors don’t know about the test or discourage their patients from getting one. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis is with a stool test for cyclosporiasis.

Pritzker Hageman Food Safety Lawyers

If you or a loved one have been sickened with a cyclospora infection after eating recalled Fresh Express bagged salads, please contact our experienced attorneys for help at 1-888-377-8900 or 612-338-0202.

Report Your Food Poisoning Case
[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]
×
×

Home About Site Map Contact Us Sponsored by Pritzker Hageman, P.A., a Minneapolis, MN law firm that helps food poisoning victims nationally.