Mcdonald’s Food Poisoning Victim Hires Chicago Legal Group

August 13, 2018 by Barry Zlotowicz Law Firms 

Mcdonald’s Food Poisoning Victim Hires Chicago Legal Group

A Chicagoland resident who was sickened in the McDonald’s food poisoning

McDonald's food poisoning
McDonald’s food poisoning

a case involving Del Monte products retained the Chicago Legal Group to represent him/her for injuries suffered. If you were injured through contracting Cyclospora after eating a McDonald’s salad, contact our office now for a free consultation at 847-305-4105.

Cyclospora outbreak

According to the Center for Disease Control, at least 436 citizens have been sickened with Cyclosporiasis. The outbreak has spread to fifteen states though Illinois was not hard hit even though the food distribution center was located in Illinois and McDonald’s is headquartered here.

While people have suffered severe ailments as a result of the outbreak, fortunately, so far there have been zero fatalities reported to infection. According to the CDC, the most common symptoms of Cyclosporiasis include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Cramping
  • Weight loss
  • And more

According to the Mayo Clinic, Cyclospora may also result in severe dehydration. This is common for many gastrointestinal diseases. If you do become severely dehydrated, you may experience: decreased urine disposal, reduction in your tear output, dry mouth and/or sunken eyes.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms after eating a McDonald’s salad, contact your physician immediately.

Medical Treatment

Cyclospora is an infection that is usually caused by eating infected food or water. The most common way to diagnose whether someone is infected with Cyclosporiasis is to a stool test and evaluate the results in a laboratory.

Once diagnosed, Cyclospora will normally be remedied by taking an antibiotic prescribed by your physician.

However, physicians often may be fooled by the symptoms. Nausea, diarrhea, gas and bloating are common symptoms of other ailments. As such, if you did eat at a McDonald’s, be sure to tell your physician about it so that the appropriate tests can be administered.

Current state of the outbreak

According to the Food Poison Journal (yes, there is such a thing), Del Monte Fresh Produce has recalled all the potentially affected vegetable trays. As such, hopefully, the worst of this outbreak is behind us.


You may have been the victim of the McDonald’s food poisoning but are confused as to how you can prove it. The client we recently signed up actually kept the receipt from his/her visit to McDonald’s. However, that is rare.

If you did suffer these symptoms, check your credit or debit card statements to see if your transaction at McDonald’s is present.

Was there anyone with you when you ate at McDonald’s? And who were the witnesses to your illness?

Also, if you went to the emergency room or visited your physician, take a look at your medical records. Did you tell them you ate at a McDonald’s in close proximity to the onset of symptoms? Did your physician prescribe a stool test and what were the results? Did they reveal that you had Cyclospora in your stool?

These are all various ways that you can demonstrate that your illness was related to the McDonald’s outbreak.

If you want to speak with a Cyclospora attorney about the McDonald’s food poisoning outbreak, contact our office today at 847-305-4105 or email us.


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