July 19, 2018

Kwik Trip Lawsuit Filed For Client Sickened in Cyclospora Outbreak, According to Lawyer

Kwik Trip lawsuit was filed for a client sickened in the cyclospora outbreak linked to recalled Del Monte vegetable trays by the lawyers at Pritzker Hageman. The Minneapolis law firm has retained dozens of clients and has filed several lawsuits in this outbreak, which has now sickened 144 people in just four states. "Our clients have been seriously ill and have accumulated large medical bills through no fault of their own," said attorney Ryan Osterholm. "No one should get sick just because they decided to eat vegetables with dip for lunch. This outbreak is huge and will probably continue to grow. "Cyclosporiasis is a devastating illness that can sicken some patients for months," Ryan added. "Our clients have missed work and have been in a great deal of pain. There are now six … [Read more...]

Del Monte Lawsuit Filed in Cyclospora Outbreak; Lawyer Explains

A Del Monte Lawsuit was filed in the cyclospora outbreak linked to vegetable trays sold at Kwik Trip locations and other stores across the Midwest by lawyers at Pritzker Hageman. Their client is a man from the Wisconsin Rapids area. The plaintiff bought two Del Monte vegetable trays from a Kwik Trip in Green Bay, Wisconsin in late May 2018. He soon started suffering from nausea, stomach pain, headache, and diarrhea. His symptoms soon became debilitating. He sought help at an urgent care, but the testing was negative. He went to a local emergency room, and was diagnosed with a cyclospora infection. He was prescribed an antibiotic, but is still suffering and will require medical care in the future. Attorney Ryan Osterholm, who is representing the man in this Del Monte lawsuit, … [Read more...]

Del Monte Recalls Vegetable Trays Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak in MN, WI, IA, and MI

Del Monte Fresh Product is recalling a "limited quantity" of 6 ounce, 12 ounce, and 28 ounce vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip that were sold to select retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. These products are linked to a multistate cyclospora outbreak that has sickened at least 78 people in four states. The recalled products were distributed to: Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond's, Sentry, Potash, Meehan's, Country Market, Food Max Supermarket, and Peapod in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. They have a "best if enjoyed by" date of June 17, 2018 or earlier. They were packaged in clear plastic containers. The recalled products are: Del Monte Veg Tray with dip in 6 … [Read more...]

Cyclospora Outbreak at Sonora Grill in Minneapolis Sickens 17; Lawsuits May Be Filed

A cyclospora outbreak at Sonora Grill in Minneapolis has just been announced by the Minnesota Department of Health. At least seventeen people are sick. Health officials are investigating this outbreak, which occurred at that restaurant in mid-May 2018.   The restaurant is cooperating with the investigation and health officials say there is no indication that there is an ongoing risk to patrons. There is another cyclospora outbreak in Minnesota and Wisconsin linked to Kwik Trip Del Monte vegetable trays, but officials say that they have no evidence to indicate that the two outbreaks are related. Public health officials want to speak with anyone who ate at Sonora Grill over the weekend of May 18 to May 20, 2018, whether or not they got sick. Senior Epidemiologist Trisha … [Read more...]

Minnesota Updates Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to Kwik Trip Del Monte Vegetable Trays; Patients Will Sue

The cyclospora outbreak linked to Kwik Trip Del Monte vegetable trays has been updated by the Minnesota Department of Health. To date, 20 people have been sickened just in Minnesota. Wisconsin may update their outbreak totals today or next week. Another cyclospora outbreak was just announced, that is associated with Sonora Grill restaurant in Minneapolis. Kwik Trip is cooperating with this outbreak and has removed the vegetable trays from their shelves. Cases report purchasing the vegetable trays at various Kwik Trip locations around the state. Consumers should not eat these products: Del Monte Vegetable Tray, containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip in a 6 ounce package, and Del Monte Vegetable Tray, containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip, in a 12 … [Read more...]

Lawyers File First MN Cyclospora Lawsuit Against Del Monte Fresh Produce; Others May Sue

Lawyers at Pritzker Hageman have filed the first cyclospora lawsuit against Del Monte Fresh Product on June 12, 2018. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. A cyclospora outbreak that has sickened 14 people in Minnesota and Wisconsin was announced by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on June 8, 2018. Four case patients live in Minnesota; eleven live in Wisconsin. The outbreak announcement stated that Del Monte Vegetable Trays sold at Kwik Trip locations in the two states were being recalled and that they "pose a potential health risk." All of the patients identified in this outbreak stated they purchased those products before getting sick. Public health officials believe that this outbreak will continue to … [Read more...]

Del Monte Vegetable Trays Associated With Cyclospora Outbreak in Minnesota and Wisconsin; Lawyer Explains

Del Monte Vegetable Trays sold at Kwik Trip locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin have been associated with 14 cases of cyclosporiasis in those states. Those patients reported purchasing that product before they got sick.   The trays contain broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and a dill dip. But how does a product like this get contaminated with this parasite in the first place? Cyclospora is a one-celled parasite that is typically found in developing countries. Every summer in the U.S., there is a cyclospora outbreak that is usually linked to produce such as snow peas, mesclun, or cilantro. People get sick when they drink water or eat food that is contaminated with the parasite. The infection is not passed person-to-person. When a person ingests Cyclospora, the … [Read more...]

Cyclospora Outbreak in Minnesota, Wisconsin Linked to Kwik Trip Del Monte Veggie Trays

A cyclospora outbreak in Minnesota and Wisconsin is linked to Del Monte Vegetable Trays that are sold at Kwik Trip stores in the two states. The Wisconsin Department of Health services has released a bulletin about this outbreak. Eleven people in Wisconsin and three people in Minnesota are sick. They reported purchasing a vegetable tray from a Kwik Trip location before they got sick. The trays contained broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip. They may have also been available at other locations. Consumers should not eat these products: Del Monte Vegetable Tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip) in 6 ounce packages, and Del Monte Vegetable Tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip) in 12 ounce packages. Kwok Trip is cooperating with … [Read more...]

Number One Food Poisoning Outbreak of 2017: Cyclospora

The number one food poisoning outbreak for 2017 was the huge Cyclospora outbreak that sickened more than 1,000 people in the United States. As of September 17, 2017, the last CDC update stated there were 1,054 laboratory confirmed cases in 40 states. This outbreak was not solved. Every summer there is an increase in cyclosporiasis cases in this country and around the world. The illness is usually seen among people who travel internationally to countries where this parasite is endemic. But 592 of those sickened did not report any international travel. The case count by state of those 592 patients is: Arizona (1), California (10), Colorado (6), Connecticut (23), Florida (78), Georgia (13), Illinois (17), Indiana (4), Iowa (14), Kansas (2), Louisiana (12), Maryland (12), … [Read more...]

CDC Still Stumped on Huge Cyclospora Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their investigation on the huge Cyclospora outbreak that has sickened more than 1,000 people in the U.S. this summer. As of September 27, 2017, there are 1,054 laboratory confirmed cases in 40 states of people who got sick this year. This is an increase of 23 cases since the last update on September 20, 2017. At least 592 of these people didn't report international travel, and got sick on or after May 1, 2017. The case count by state of that group of 592 is: Arizona (1), California (10), Colorado (6), Connecticut (23), Florida (78), Georgia (13), Illinois (17), Indiana (4), Iowa (14), Kansas (2), Louisiana (12), Maryland (12), Massachusetts (14), Michigan (3), Minnesota (13), Mississippi (1), Missouri (13), Montana (2), … [Read more...]

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