McDonald’s Salads Linked to Food Poisoning Cases in Illinois

Web Admin - Thursday, July 19, 2018
Crystal Lake food poisoning injury attorneyEating food purchased from a restaurant or grocery store should not be a risky proposition, but in recent weeks, a number of Illinois residents and people in nearby states have become seriously ill after doing so. Dozens of cases of food poisoning have been reported and linked to salads sold at McDonald’s restaurants, and the problem is becoming more widespread, affecting people in several states throughout the Midwest. If you have experienced food poisoning because of contaminated salads or other foods, you should be sure to understand your options for recovering compensation for your damages.

The Dangers of Contaminated Salads and Produce

The current food poisoning case involves the Cyclospora parasite, which can cause intestinal illnesses to those who consume it. Infections from this type of organism are known as cyclosporiasis, and symptoms include explosive diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or cramps, gas, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, headaches, and fever. 

Cyclospora can be transmitted in fresh produce because these foods do not go through a cooking process that would kill the parasites. Washing or rinsing produce is not sufficient to remove these organisms.

After more than 100 reported cases of cyclosporiasis, McDonald’s has opted to remove salads from any restaurants that may have been affected by the outbreak. More than 3,000 restaurants are involved, and in addition to Illinois, people in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Missouri may have been in danger of contamination.

This is not the only case of food poisoning from Cyclospora which occurred recently. In June, vegetable trays produced by Del Monte were found to be the source of an outbreak that affected more than 200 people in Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota. The company recalled several products from grocery stores in states throughout the Midwest. This outbreak appears to be unrelated to the contaminated salads from McDonald’s.

Contact an Inverness Personal Injury Attorney

Food poisoning can not only cause a great deal of pain and discomfort, but it can have serious, long-lasting effects on one’s health. If you have contracted cyclosporiasis or any other type of infection after eating food purchased from a restaurant or grocery store, you may be able to pursue compensation for the damages which you have suffered. The Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers at Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC can help you understand your options and advocate for your interests throughout the legal process. Contact us at 847-934-6000 to arrange a personalized consultation.

Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.


Dealing with Emotional Trauma After an Auto Accident

Web Admin - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Des Plaines auto accident lawyersCar accidents can cause more than just physical injuries. In fact, many victims experience emotional trauma in the weeks and months following an accident. Sadly, they may also face a difficulty when trying to cope with heightened emotions amidst the physical ailments and financial troubles that may accompany an accident. Learn how you can deal with emotional trauma after an auto accident, and what it could mean for your personal injury case, with help from the following information. You shall also learn where to find assistance with your claim. 

Why Trauma May Occur 

Most people assume that trauma is directly correlated with the severity of a crash or the injuries sustained. However, nothing could be further from reality. In fact, even minor accidents can cause heightened emotions and trauma. This is because trauma is often caused by fear, a lack of control, and a sudden or unexpected negative event. Car accidents contain all three elements. 

Another reason that trauma is common after an accident is the speed at which the events occur. One minute, you can be driving through an intersection, and the next, you are spinning in the middle of traffic because someone ran a red light and hit you. Your brain may not fully process everything at the time, so it may attempt to do so afterward. 

What Trauma Feels Like 

Trauma is different for everyone. However, most people experience similar symptoms. For example, someone experiencing trauma after an accident might experience: 

- Sleeplessness, 
- Night terrors, 
- Excessive irritability, 
- Mood swings, 
- Depression, 
- Panic attacks, 
- Night sweats, 
- Confusion or difficulty concentrating, 
- Inability to drive, 
- Excessive fatigue, 
- Difficulty relaxing, 
- Helplessness, 
- Social withdrawal or self-isolation, 
- Racing heartbeat, 
- Headaches or migraines, 
- Abdominal pain or discomfort, 
- Exaggerated startle response, 
- Forgetfulness, 
- Muscle tension or pain, 
- Crying spells, or 
- Flashbacks. 

Please note that this list is, by no means, comprehensive. If you experience any strange or new symptoms after an accident, speak with your doctor to determine if it could be related. 

How Trauma Could Impact Your Case 

If you are experiencing trauma after an auto accident, you may be entitled to additional compensation. Unfortunately, proving that the effect was, in fact, caused by the accident can be difficult. As such, victims are encouraged to seek legal assistance from an experienced attorney. 

Known for protecting the interests of our clients, Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC is the firm to call when you need help with your claim. Dedicated and experienced, our Des Plaines car crash lawyers will fight aggressively to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Schedule your personalized consultation to learn more. Call us at 847-934-6000 today.

Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.



Recent Posts


creditors Illinois workers compensation lawyer Illinois employment attorneys Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney sole proprietorship preventing accidents employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, Illinois collections attorney fiduciary rule Illinois lawyer Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys employee discrimination vacation home construction contracts medical malpractice Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation Colin H. Gilbert Illinois employment law Illinois Buffalo Grove law firm Des Plaines civil attorney appealing an insurance claim Buffalo Grove corporate attorney Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys Arlington Heights real estate lawyer problem employees Schaumburg traffic lawyer golf accidents subcontractor Rolling Meadows Attorney murder defense traffic deaths institutional trustee Forcible Entry controlled substance home inspection lawyer probate Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer Arlington Heights accident attorney Palatine civil litigation lawyer breathalyzer test investment property Chicago employment lawyer deadly crashes Illinois jet ski accident lawyer wrongful death ACA car accident Illinois employment law attorneys Class A misdemeanor denied insurance claim Illinois workers compensation attorney Deer Park criminal attorney hiring employees Employment Discrimination Law license Schaumburg insurance lawyers DNR Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument slip and fall Deer Park employment law attorney Barrington employment law attorney blood alcohol content Barrington civil litigation attorney Illinois workplace discrimination attorney real estate leasing workers compensation Barrington attorney Fourth of July construction accidents Palatine employment attorney estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, Des Plaines personal injury lawyers Des Plaines pet law attorney loss of consortium personal injury lawyer Illinois employment law attorney low-ball insurance settlement estate planning lawyer condo texting while driving work unions overtime violations accidental death benefits Illinois driving without license license reinstatement distracted driving accident victims Crystal Lake business law attorneys insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys Chicago attorney tax attorney Illinois small business Des Plaines DUI attorney Illinois civil litigation lawyer Crystal Lake pet attorney civil litigation attorney marijuana trucking accidents texting and driving Schaumburg Illinois Human Rights Act guardianship attorney Barrington drug crime attorney Schaumburg civil litigation attorney murder charges car collision real estate closing Chicago insurance claim attorneys back injuries owner responsibility healthcare digital evidence digital assets Inverness insurance attorney insurance agents Family Medical Leave Act estate attorney Palatine punch death LLCs Schaumburg elder law lawyer Schaumburg Attorney Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer slip and fall accidents Transfer on Death Instrument landlord nursing home negligence bad faith insurance claims Schaumburg criminal attorney pedestrian accident Arlington Heights Attorney Inverness elder law lawyer Illinois pedestrian accident attorney Illinois traffic attorneys pet law mass shooting Rolling Meadows tax attorney Illinois employee rights attorney. marijuana crimes attorney involuntary manslaughter condo association Barrington criminal defense lawyer Des Plaines claims law firm insurance denial appeals Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney insurance claims Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, trauma after an accident advance healthcare directive Barrington injury attorney employment law, Illinois employment laws insurance negligence traffic laws Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers college kids Buffalo Grove employment lawyer caretaker rights Barrington workers compensation attorney Mount Prospect real estate lawyer Rolling Meadows traffic law firm Illinois job attorney DMV Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers agent Schaumburg estate planning attorney Palatine Attorney Illinois speeding lawyer underage DUI Rolling Meadows real estate attorney Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer employee rights taxes Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm Illinois Sales Representative Act civil litigation Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer Schaumburg real estate lawyer child safety Barrington Traffic Lawyer Crystal Lake car accident lawyer Palatine employment lawyer privacy laws Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney Illinois LLC creation Crystal Lake car accident attorney bike accident insurance claim brain injury Inverness corporate attorney jet ski accidents Chicago trucking accident attorney anesthesia errors estate planning attorney Arlington Heights personal injury attorney power of attorney for healthcare compensatory time power of attorney Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers medical research Illinois personal injury lawyer premises liability auto accidents South Barrington real estate attorney comparative negligence unfunded trust drunk driving ObamaCare insurance denials Barrington employment attorney Attorney Ken Apicella Rolling Meadows insurance attorney Barrington personal injury attorney distracted driving accidents Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer Inverness civil lawyer employment attorney Chicago insurance law firm Rolling Meadows business lawyer driving Arlington Heights injury attorney Des Plaines real estate attorney Inverness real estate attorney Deer Park workers compensation lawyer personal injury claim vacation home fines defective products wills and trusts insurance agent negligence Schaumburg personal injury lawyer federal regulations for LLCs truck collisions Illinois real estate car crash Chicago corporate attorney disability benefits Arlington Heights trucking lawyer product liability Illinois corporate lawyer uninsured motorist Barrington litigation attorney Palatine elder law attorney Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer wills cell phone Palatine personal injury lawyer Barrington criminal lawyer unpaid assessment Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer IRA benefits insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys Colin Gilbert foreclosure Landlord Tenant Ordinance Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer Illinois personal injury Palatine criminal defense lawyer School Visitation Rights Act Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers liability Kenilworth estate planning lawyer special needs trust income distribution deducation drug crimes Jay Andrew pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality employee misclassification insurance disputes Barrington medical malpractice lawyers Schaumburg employment attorney in terrorem provision Buffalo Grove probate lawyer traffic crimes life insurance policy rollover accidents Illinois personal injury attorney Deer Park DUI lawyer Rolling Meadows Schaumburg construction accident lawyer Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer Palatine employment law lawyer Buffalo Grove real estate attorney Des Plaines rumble strips Schaumburg corporate attorney traffic violations Crystal Lake law firm Schaumburg car accident attorney Illinois employment lawyer Schaumburg personal injury lawyers elder law first degree murder modern family estate planning breach of contract Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer Crystal Lake will lawyer severance agreements foreclosed rental property Palatine traffic accidents Deer Park real estate law firm real estate contract Illinois estate planning attorney Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys medical malpractice compensation Illinois law Illinois traffic ticket lawyer Arlington Heights employment attorney federal crimes Riverwoods estate planning lawyer Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney Joliet general practice lawyers caregiver Illinois defective products attorney meal breaks no contest clauses Des Plaines collections attorney Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act Des Plaines accident attorney holiday statistics drug crimes lawyer Des Plaines drug lawyer Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers Des Plaines injury law firm estate plan Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission independent contractor Arlington Heights TBI attorney new real estate form surgical mistakes traumatic brain injuries Illinois trucking safety comp time consent to a search Exclusions Barrington personal injury lawyer Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers Des Plaines personal injury lawyer Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys Barrington estate planning lawyer unpaid overtime liability claims Des Plaines criminal attorney traffic tickets corporate law Crystal Lake accident attorney commercial leases drug crime blended families manufacturing criminal record financial advisors cell phone accidents Palatine real estate lawyer employment contract Rolling Meadows probate lawyer Illinois pet lawyer deed transfer Illinois business law atorneys pet bites Deer Park personal injury lawyer operating agreements job lawyers Barrington estate planning attorney Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney installment contracts personal injury personal injury law firm Palatine corporate attorney Illinois rollover accident lawyers Schaumburg employment law attorneys Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer insurance claim delay Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer attorney fees drunk driving statistics Whistleblower Claims Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers Illinois will lawyer Detainer Actions real estate Barrington business law firm Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer real estate lawyer dealing with problem employees suspended license car accident lawyers Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer food poisoning insurance adjusters landlord tenant law Palatine estate planning lawyer Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer Illinois insurance claim attorney real estate attorneys insurance claim denials Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer Inverness personal injury attorney pay when paid contract elder abuse Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer Chicago traffic lawyer personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys pedestrian accidents CAM Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer Long Grove real estate lawyer Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer real estate zoning Thanksgiving Mt Prospect Attorney commercial real estate Arlington Heights car crash attorneys Deer Park traffic accident attorney wage theft DUI attorney Schaumburg criminal law attorney liens senior citizens Illinois estate planning paid sick leave Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney denial of life insurance BAC Self-Directed IRA Accounts PTSD Illinois medical malpractice claim icy parking lots Palatine law firm Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer IRA trust transfer Illinois business lawyer Crystal Lake personal injury attorney probate process irrevocable trust drug possession Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney Illinois home inspection natural gas explosion traffic violations defense wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace trench injuries Illinois real estate lawyer Illinois bicycle safety BAIID insurance claim denial whistleblower protections estate tax Schaumburg wrongful death attorney insurance claim dispute attorney gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act personal injury attorney Illinois workplace lawyer Illinois wills and trusts Illinois red light cameras small business living trust TBI Rolling Meadows criminal attorney Arlington Heights employment law attorneys murder Des Plaines personal injury attorney dog bites ken apicella Illinois injury lawyer estate planning car crashes pizza emoji car accident lawyer Illinois medical malpractice attorney Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers Arlington Heights car accident lawyer Illinois boating accident lawyer trucking accident lawyers startup company probate claims overtime pay contracts Retaliatory Discharge traumatic brain injury Schaumburg drug defense lawyer Crystal Lake employment lawyer Inverness DUI lawyer Crystal Lake employment attorney Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney fatal car accidents Illinois estate planning law firm Illinois car accident attorney estate planning for college students Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer medical marijuana forming a corporation in Illinois mortgage trust payments Palatine corporate law attorneys products liability right to work Crystal Lake traffic lawyer Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer Illinois registered agent denied insurance claims Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute trustee traffic accidents insurance dispute Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act estate planning trusts pedestrian-automobile accident Illinois insurance claims lawyers Illinois insurance lawyer speeding workers comp reckless homicide Arlington Heights tax lawyer Palatine business attorney Illinois tax attorney internet dram shop law Palatine trusts lawyer medication errors Palatine construction attorney Rolling Meadows accident lawyer Illinois insurance disputes defective products lawyer dynasty trusts hands free device Schaumburg estate planning lawyer Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer Palatine traffic lawyer Arlington Heights lawyer Deer Park accident attorney Palatine insurance lawyer field sobriety test digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers healthcare claims life insurance lawyer workers compensation benefits Des Plaines real estate lawyer Chicago lawyer life insurance claims employment lawyer Illinois traffic attorney Home Remodeling Repair Act social media after death Buffalo Grove injury lawyer preventable medical errors Illinois probate lawyer homestead rights medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers Liquor Control Act Chicago biking tips Barrington employment law firm Illinois criminal defense attorney commercial leasing business litigation Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney Crystal Lake insurance lawyer Affordable Care Act residential real estate Illinois insurance dispute lawyers Des Plaines insurance attorney Inverness traffic law firm spinal cord injuries minimum wage insurance claim dispute POA boating DUI civil rights violation pain and suffering Kenilworth estate planning attorney rest breaks Illinois wrongful termination lawyer underfunded trust Legal Info personal injury claims Schaumburg personal injury attorney privacy car crash injuries FMLA trusts DUI defense probate lawyer filing a medical malpractice claim Mount Prospect elder law attorney Buffalo Grove traffic attorney expungement Long Grove estate planning attorneys Deer Park traffic lawyer Illinois living will Illinois medical malpractice lawyers living wills Illinois personal injury lawyers jet ski Kenilworth estate planning attorneys IRELA Long Grove estate planning attorney Palatine workers compensation lawyer underinsured motorist Barrington boating accident attorney Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer Deer Park medical malpractice attorney loopholes pregnant women Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer employment law Long Grove estate planning fiduciary rule delay Chicago car accident lawyer Crystal Lake tax lawyer Illinois DUI attorney traffic offenses insurance attorney Palatine probate lawyer Inverness accident lawyer gift taxes medical malpractice claims Palatine drug lawyer Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney crossover accidents South Barrington real estate lawyer Crystal Lake injury attorney Fair Labor Standards Act automated cars motorcycle accident lawyer unauthorized overtime Long Grove real estate attorney Do Not Resuscitate criminal defense spinal cord injury Rolling Meadows employment attorney Illinois construction accident attorney criminal law personal injury accidents GM ignition switches Inverness real estate lawyer swimming pools sexual harassment employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys Crystal Lake employment law attorney cell phone tower data DGAA Schaumburg injury lawyer Crystal Lake traffic attorney Illinois wills and trusts attorneys digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, Arlington Heights traffic attorney Barrington real estate lawyer insurance dispute attorney Inverness estate planning lawyer Palatine injury attorney Des Plaines tax law firm Chicago employment attorney digital information criminal natural gas Inverness injury lawyer Chicago estate planning lawyer Chicago estate planning employees Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers Arlington Heights estate planning attorney living trust benefits probate claims process license suspension Chicago will attorney Rolling Meadows traffic attorney Super Mario clemency bicycle dooring accidents DUI penalities probate fees changes to mortgage law llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association car accidents Illinois trusts attorney hit and run accident Illinois mortgages workplace sexual harassment rent to own real estate contracts Illinois Smoke Detector Act capital gains tax Schaumburg probate attorney DUI head on collisions BUI drugs Arlington Heights insurance attorney IRS Illinois elder law attorney Illinois insurance attorney Illinois traffic laws health insurance dispute rollover car crashes Illinois employment laws Arlington Heights criminal lawyer Inverness probate lawyer Illinois traffic accident lawyer FSLA Illinois medical malpractice case Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer motorcycle accident living trust vs will boating accidents life insurance Palatine civil attorney wrongful termination bicycle accidents Illinois Probate Act of 1975 sexual images license revocation boating under the influence Rolling Meadows employment law attorney eluding a police officer Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer Illinois employment law firm real estate attorney revenge porn Illinois attorney Schaumburg estate attorney fault based insurance Policy Cancellation Home Sale Contingencies