Fig & Olive Salmonella Outbreak in DC
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Washington, DC health officials have reported that there are at least 70
possible cases of salmonella poisoning linked to Fig & Olive, a Mediterranean
restaurant in CityCenterDC. The cases all involve individuals who reported
eating or drinking at the Fig & Olive, including several cases around
the Labor Day holiday weekend.
According to the DC Department of Health, there are
several confirmed cases of salmonella infection involving residents of DC and a resident of Alexandria, Virginia. Health
officials are continuing to conduct food and environmental tests to determine
the exact cause.
Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is currently investigating
cases of individuals who were hospitalized or became ill after eating
or drinking at the Fig & Olive restaurant. If you or a loved one became
sick, you may have the right to recover financial compensation for your damages.
Our attorneys are available to discuss your case and rights during a FREE
What is Salmonella?
Salmonella is a dangerous bacteria that can cause fever, abdominal cramps,
diarrhea, and other flu-like symptoms within hours after infection. In
some cases, salmonella can cause severe symptoms that may require medical
treatment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
salmonella causes approximately 19,000 hospitalizations and over 400 deaths
in the U.S. each year.
Although salmonella infection can happen to people of all ages, young children,
older adults, and people with weakened immune systems are highest at risk.
Salmonella infection can be fatal in cases where the infection spreads
from the intestines to the blood stream, especially if antibiotics are
not administered promptly. Additionally, some victims develop long-term
pain in their joints - or reactive arthritis - that can last for months
or years and which can lead to chronic arthritis.
Do You Have a Case?
Salmonella outbreaks linked to food, drinks, or restaurants can be caused
by several things:
- Contaminated food (commonly produce)
- A food handler with salmonella infection (salmonellosis)
- Contaminated water
Although the CDC has reported a large salmonella outbreak involving imported
Mexican cucumbers that have affected over 340 people in 30 states, it
is still unknown whether the cucumbers are the cause of illnesses linked
to the Fig & Olive.
Regardless of the exact cause of the contamination, victims who suffer
illnesses may have the right to file personal injury claims. These claims
will give victims the opportunity to
recover financial compensation for their damages, which may include pain and suffering, medical expenses,
lost work wages, and more.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Lawyer
Our award-winning lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel,
P.C. have helped numerous victims and families after they suffered harm
through no fault of their own. If you have questions about food poisoning,
salmonella, and whether you may have a case against the Fig & Olive,
our legal team is available to personally review your case FREE of charge.
Allow an experienced personal injury lawyer from our firm to explain your
rights and how we can help. We serve clients throughout the DC Metro area
from offices in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Contact CSCS today or fill out a
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