Many Cyclospora infection outbreak victims will seek compensation for out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In fact, a number of lawsuits have already been filed.
Cyclospora outbreak: Stomach bug linked to restaurants in Midwest
The FDA says an outbreak of the stomach illness Cyclospora, which has sent hundreds of people to the hospital, has been traced to a salad mix served at 2 Midwestern restaurants and were supplied by a farm in Mexico.
Texas – Hardest Hit State With 258 Confirmed Cases of Cyclospora Infection
Texas has a reported total of 258 confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection, also known as Cyclosporiasis. Most of the illnesses occurred in June and July. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the vast majority of Texas cases are from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. DSHS is investigating the cases to identify possible common exposures and to determine whether they are linked to the Taylor Farms, Olive Garden and Red Lobster tainted salad outbreak in other states.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Texas trial lawyers with The Schmidt Firm, PLLC are currently accepting Cyclospora and/or Cyclosporiasis lawsuits throughout the entire state of Texas.
If you or somebody you know was sickened after eating at Olive Garden or Red Lobster, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
- What is Cyclospora?
- What are the symptoms of Cyclospora?
- How is Cyclospora diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for Cyclospora?
Texas Counties Affected
The following counties have reported Cyclospora infection:
- El Paso,
- Fort Bend,
- Tom Green,
- Van Zandt,
Symptoms of Cyclospora Food Poisoning
Symptoms of food poisoning caused by Cyclospora may last only a few days or persist for several months. Without treatment, symptoms persist for an average of 57 days. Symptoms may go away and return (relapse). Patients often feel very tired. If you suspect that you have been the victim of the Cyclospora outbreak and may have Cyclosporiasis, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Symptoms of cyclospora infection include:
- Diarrhea (watery, explosive)
- Fatigue (feeling tired)
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Intestinal gas
- Stomach cramps
- Muscle aches
- Low-grade fever
Additional Information & Resources
For additional information related to this recent outbreak, please visit the following web pages:
- Cyclospora Lawsuit – Our Law Firm Cyclospora and Cyclosporiasis Home Page
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Cyclospora outbreak information
- Texas Department of State Health Services – Cyclospora Investigation
Do I have a Texas Cyclospora Lawsuit?
The Texas trial lawyers with The Schmidt Firm, PLLC are currently accepting Cyclospora and/or Cyclosporiasis lawsuits throughout the entire state of Texas. If you or somebody you know was sickened after eating at Olive Garden or Red Lobster, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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