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Lawsuits Follow Chipotle Norovirus Outbreak in Virginia

Two men who claim they got sick after eating at the Chipotle restaurant in Virginia that was linked to more than 130 reports of illnesses last month have filed a lawsuit against the restaurant chain.

Two men from Loudoun County, Virginia, are suing Chipotle after they allegedly got sick from eating at the restuarant linked to last month’s norovirus outbreak.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one got sick after eating Chipotle, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

August 3, 2017 – Plaintiffs Kyle Hogan and Patrick Moore claim they got sick after eating at the Chipotle in Sterling, Virginia, on or around July 14, according to NBC Washington. This is the same restaurant where more than 130 people reported falling severely ill last month.

Chipotle says the outbreak was likely caused by a sick employee, not contaminated food. CEO Steve Ells said on a conference call that an internal investigation into the illnesses found that the Sterling location was not adhering to cleaning protocols when the outbreak occurred.

“Based on symptoms reported and these preliminary laboratory results, the cause of the outbreak is believed to be norovirus, though the specific source of the norovirus has not yet been identified,” said Dr. David Goodfriend, director of the Loudoun County Health Department.

A spokesperson for Chipotle said the Sterling restaurant was thoroughly sanitized and the staff was retrained on cleaning protocol. Executives said earlier this week that they will henceforth be enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy for employees who fail to properly follow food safety procedures.

Hogan and Moore are seeking damages in excess of $74,000 for pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, loss of quality of life, medical expenses, travel expenses, emotional distress, lost wages, punitive and/or exemplary damages, and attorneys’ fees.

Do I Have a Chipotle Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Chipotle lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new norovirus cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were diagnosed with norovirus after eating Chipotle, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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