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Food Safety Law Firm Pritzker Hageman, P.A. Files First McDonald's Cyclospora Lawsuit in Iowa

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The national food safety law firm, Pritzker
Hageman, P.A.
, has filed the first lawsuit in Iowa against
McDonald's corporation on behalf of J.H., who was diagnosed with a
Cyclospora infection after eating contaminated food at a McDonald's
restaurant. The lawsuit was filed July 18, 2018, in the Iowa District
Court of Clarke County, Iowa (case number 05201LACV012551) by attorneys Brendan
Flaherty
and Ryan
Osterholm
.

"Cyclospora symptoms, including severe diarrhea, can last several months
or longer," said attorney Brendan
Flaherty
, a national food safety lawyer. "Our client has suffered
significant health issues because of this infection. We believe that
this outbreak, including our client's illness, could have and should
have been prevented."

The lawsuit alleges Plaintiff J.H. purchased food several times in late
June of 2018 from the McDonald's located at 1220 Jeffreys Drive,
Osceola, Iowa. In early July of 2018, J.H. began suffering severe
cramping, diarrhea and fatigue, all symptoms of Cyclospora food
poisoning. A stool culture tested positive for Cyclospora, a parasite
that causes severe gastroenteritis in humans called cyclosporiasis.
Symptoms of cyclosporiasis include watery diarrhea, loss of appetite,
cramping, nausea, fatigue, fever, dehydration and weight loss.

The Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed that J.H. was part of the
multi-state outbreak of Cyclospora caused by contaminated food products
that were produced and sold by certain McDonald's restaurants, according
to the lawsuit.

According to documents filed in this case, in late June of 2018,
Illinois Department of Health and the CDC identified a spike in the
number of cyclosporiasis cases in Illinois and Iowa. Public health
investigators soon identified salads and other produce products sold at
Defendant McDonald's restaurants as the likely source of the
illnesses. As of July 13, 2018, the CDC
had identified 61 Cyclospora outbreak cases in seven states: Illinois,
Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Pritzker Hageman, P.A. is a
national food safety law firm that represents clients who have been
sickened by contaminated food in lawsuits against restaurants and food
companies. Attorneys Brendan
Flaherty
and Ryan
Osterholm
can be reached at 1-888-377-8900 or via the firm's
website, www.pritzkerlaw.com.
The firm's offices are located at 45 South 7th Street, Suite
2950, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

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