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Chipolte’s Recent Food Safety Issues


Posted on January 18, 2016 by

Chipotle – best known for providing high-quality, fresh ingredients in its nation-wide burrito chain stores – was linked to several food-borne illness cases in 2015. According to a BuzzFeed news report, the problems occurred in its California and Minnesota stores in addition to those located in Washington and Oregon. Chipotle has experienced as many as three outbreaks over the course of a few months.

Chipotle is not alone in experiencing food-borne illness problems. Indeed, the strain of e. coli affecting its Pacific Northwest stores is the same one that affected Jimmy John’s restaurants in 2012. Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the number of foodborne outbreaks has been steadily increasing since 2011.

If you or someone you know believes he or she has been contaminated with a food-borne illness as a result of the wrongdoing of another, contact a seasoned Brooklyn personal injury attorney right away.

Top Food-borne Illnesses

There are several types of food-borne illnesses, commonly referred to as “food poisoning,” which can make a person sick. The most common, however, are E.coli, norovirus, salmonella, shigella, and hepatitis A. The first three are the top food-borne illnesses, according to research.

  • E.coli – this is a bacterium that produces a deadly toxin and is found in undercooked or raw meat (particularly hamburger meat) produce, and raw milk. E.coli is responsible for about 73,000 cases of foodborne illnesses annually in the U.S. Symptoms include cramping, dehydration and severe diarrhea.
  • Norovirus – the leading cause of diarrhea in the nation, this highly infectious virus transfers to any type of food if it is handled by someone who has norovirus. Symptoms include nausea, fever, vomiting and cramps.
  • Salmonella – the most common cause of foodborne deaths, salmonella causes millions of cases of foodborne illnesses and can be found in raw or undercooked eggs, seafood, dairy products, undercooked meat or poultry, as well as fruits and vegetables. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, cramps and fever.
  • Shigella – poor hygiene allows shigella to be easily passed from person to person, and accounts for approximately 300,000 cases of diarrhea. Sources of shigella consist of unclean water, milk and dairy products as well as salads. Symptoms beyond diarrhea include fever, chills and dehydration.
  • Hepatitis A – a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus, which can affect anyone and can consist of isolated cases or a widespread epidemic. Symptoms include jaundice, loss of appetite, cramps, diarrhea, fever and fatigue.

Personal Injury Attorneys & Help in New York

Foodborne illnesses are a costly, yet preventable, public health risk. The CDC estimates that each year 1 in 6 Americans get sick from food poisoning. As many as 250 different foodborne illnesses have been recognized. If you or someone you know is experiencing any or all of the symptoms listed above and resides in New York, food poisoning may be the cause. Accordingly, an experienced Brooklyn personal injury attorney should be contacted immediately. The legal professionals at the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum serves all of New York, including Brooklyn and the Bronx. Call (718) 237-5586 or click here today for your initial case evaluation.

Secretly Recorded Conversations May Lead to Coal Baron’s Trail


Posted on December 24, 2015 by

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Donald L. Blankenship, one of the most powerful men in West Virginia and former chairman and CEO of Massey Energy, is presently on trial in federal court as a result of a fatal accident involving one of his company’s coal mines according to a recent New York Times article. Back in April of 2010, the death of Blankenship’s 29 employees brought to light the company’s purportedly less-than-stellar safety record. Indeed, the accident is known as America’s deadliest coal mining disaster in almost four decades. The case against him is the first of its kind to press criminal charges against a coal baron, which alleges willful violation of safety laws in pursuit of profits. Continue reading

What to Do if You Are in a Workplace Accident


Posted on November 17, 2015 by

brooklyn injury attorneyAcross our great nation, approximately 94 percent of employees – about 140 million workers – are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as of November 2015, New York workers’ compensation has paid more than $412 million in compensation to claimants. Medical expenses were more than $17 million in addition to this prior number. Approximately 12,000 workers’ compensation claims are filed each year by claimants living in New York while worksites located in New York accounted for tens of thousands of additional claims.

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Deadly Bacteria Spreads with the Help of FDA Approved Endoscopes


Posted on September 17, 2015 by

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Two patient deaths at a UCLA hospital have been linked to two medical scopes that still carried deadly bacteria, despite being properly disinfected, according to a recent CNN News report. Seven hospital patients have been infected with the superbug, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (“CRE”), at the hospital including the most recent deaths. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CRE can kill up to half of the patients who contract this deadly bacterium.

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New York Construction Sites Pose Dangers From Above


Posted on April 23, 2015 by

Construction Site Personal Injury Lawyer BrooklynConstruction sites can pose significant dangers for construction workers, especially when adequate safety precautions are not taken. There is, however, another group that also faces dangers from construction sites: pedestrians. A recent online article in the Wall Street Journal looked into the dangers that pedestrians throughout New York City face from construction sites.

According to the article, at least once a month, a pedestrian walking the streets of New York City is injured by something at a construction site. The culprit? New York City pedestrians are injured by a variety of different objects that fall from a construction site or that are improperly maintained. Examples include falling bricks or tools, windblown fences, and collapsing sidewalks. Continue reading

Driver Who killed CBS Journalist Had “Dead” Arm and Multiple License Suspensions


Posted on February 19, 2015 by

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Recently, CBS News correspondent Bob Simon died in a car accident in New York City. Simon had been the passenger in a for-hire Lincoln Town Car on New York’s West Side Highway. According to officials, the driver of the car lost control and hit a Mercedes-Benz stopped at a red light. The car then struck metal barriers that divide the highway’s northbound and southbound lanes.

Emergency officials found Simon unconscious in the back and transported him the hospital. The car had been crushed, and Simon had broken legs and a crushed chest. Simon suffered cardiac arrest at the hospital, and officials pronounced Simon dead thereafter. New York City medical examiners reported that Simon died from blunt-force injuries to his head, torso and extremities.

The driver of the car suffered two broken legs and a broken arm. Emergency personnel transported the driver to the hospital, where he was treated. The driver reported that he “blacked out” before the crash and does not remember what happened.

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What to Do When You Have Suffered an Injury?


Posted on June 5, 2014 by

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When you are injured due to someone else’s negligence or actions, there are undoubtedly many things racing through your head. Of course, the most important consideration you may face is how long it will take to recover from your accident-related injuries and be back to work and doing the things that you love.

With this, somewhere in the line of questions that will race through your mind will be whether or not to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you recover damages for the injuries that you have suffered. Even if your ultimate goal is to settle the case, it is important to contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer for a free consultation to help you understand your rights and what options you may have.

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