Medical Products Liability Posts in October, 2018

Jimmy John’s Salmonella Outbreak

A woman filed the first lawsuit against Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches after she developed a Salmonella Montevideo infection after consuming the sprouts within her sandwich. The woman alleges she had purchased the #12 Beach Club Sandwich on December 18, 2017 and experienced severe discomfort soon after its consumption....
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Texas Woman Awarded $4.9 Million

Brenda Alcala of Dallas filed a slip and fall lawsuit and was awarded more than $4.9 million pertaining to her broken ankle in January 2010. A jury from Scott County established that Courtyard Management and Marriott International showed negligence in taking care of their premises, which resulted in a serious injury to Alcala after she slipped on the ice outside the Bettendorf hotel....
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McDonald’s Cyclospora Food Poisoning Outbreak Ends

A Cyclospora outbreak caused by contaminated salads served at McDonald’s appears to be over after affecting 551 people. Salads supplied by Fresh Express and sold at McDonald’s across the Midwest were the likely source of this outbreak that led to 24 people being hospitalized. The distribution of affected persons by state is:...
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What is the Medical Standard of Care in Illinois and Why Does it Matter for My Medical Malpractice Case?

If you have suffered harm at the hands of a healthcare provider, be it a nurse, doctor, pharmacist, or another health professional, you may have a cause of action to file a medical malpractice suit against the healthcare professional and recoup damages for your losses. However, in order to win your lawsuit, you will have to prove that the professional in question breached the medical standard of care owed to you. Our lawyers at the office of Newland and Newland can assist you in understanding what the medical standard of care is and how to prove it. ...
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Can a Doctor be Sued for Over-Treatment?

Doctors make many mistakes; in fact, medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States. While doctors may be faulted for failing to treat a patient, for misdiagnosing a patient, or for committing a serious surgical error, what is rarely heard about or condemned is over-treating a patient. Over-treating a patient can be expensive for the patient, and even dangerous in some cases. Indeed, in certain situations, a patient’s over-treatment may warrant a medical malpractice claim. Over-Treatment of Patients Cause for Concern...
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Cooler Weather and Winter Slip and Falls: Who is Liable?

As the weather cools and fall and winter set in, there is a lot to look forward to; fall is beloved for its colors, and the winter holidays are often much anticipated. In addition to all of the benefits that the change in season brings, there are also a few risks associated with colder weather, including the increased risk of a slip and fall accident. Here is a look into what you need to know about cooler weather, winter slip and falls, and liability for any injuries that result. ...
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Allergic Reaction at Fast Food Chain Leads to Death

Being exposed to a foodborne pathogen can have serious consequences, some of which many people are familiar with. Many people have suffered food poisoning and the gastrointestinal discomfort that comes along with it. Similarly, those with food allergies are likely all too familiar with the effects of being exposed to a food that is dangerous for them to eat. But while food poisoning and the side effects of food allergies may be somewhat familiar for a large number of people, death from food poisoning or a food allergy certainly is not. ...
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