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Outbreak Summary

Four people who ate at Outback Steakhouse have become sickened with Cyclospora, as part of a broader outbreak of illnesses that the CDC has linked to fresh imported basil. Nearly 250 people in all have become ill with cyclosporiasis as a result of the tainted basil.

A Cyclospora outbreak has the potential to sicken people throughout the United States. OFT Law has represented hundreds of people sickened by Cyclospora, and we represent many people from this outbreak. If you or a loved one has been affected by Cyclospora, please contact using the form above or give us a call at 866-477-2141.

More Details

Outback Steakhouse Outbreak Sickens at Least 4 People in Minnesota

How a Cyclospora Lawyer Can Help

The food poisoning lawyers at OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers focus on providing legal guidance to individuals who have become ill due to foodborne illnesses, such as Cyclospora. They work with experts who understand the medical and scientific needs of clients who have suffered from infections.

When you begin working with our attorneys, we will immediately help you obtain the medical treatment you need to become well and support your case. We will gather the information necessary to prove that others are responsible for your illness. With this information, we will hold accountable those who have been negligent by supplying dangerous food to you and others.

How a Cyclospora Outbreak Happens

Cyclospora outbreaks are often linked to the import of food from Central and South America, especially fruits and vegetables. Common foods associated with Cyclospora outbreaks include raspberries, snow peas, snap peas, cilantro, and salad mixes, all of which have been culprits in the past.

Symptoms of Cyclospora

Cyclospora is a parasite that is transmitted to people who contact object contaminated with infected stool, including water, fruits, and vegetables that have not been properly washed.

Symptoms include:

  • Watery diarrhea
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Bloating
  • Increased gas
  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness / Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Low-grade fever

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek medical treatment immediately.

Contact us for more information

OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers is a national law firm that focuses on food safety and protection of those who have been infected. We have experience with all types of outbreaks, including Cyclospora. We offer free consultations to anybody potentially impacted by a food poisoning outbreak.

Call us today at 866-477-2141 or use our online contact form.

Notable Recoveries

$10 million

Seven infants were sickened after consuming a contaminated food product marketed to infants

$6.5 million

Verdict on behalf of a little boy who contracted a severe Salmonella infection from chicken

$7.55 million

Verdict on behalf of a little girl who contracted E. coli at a petting zoo

$2.25 million

E. coli infections contracted from a major fast food chain

$45 million

An over-the-counter medication caused severe kidney damage to multiple users

$3.4 million

A pregnant woman contracted a Listeria infection from contaminated fruit and passed the infection to her child

$3 million

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