Navigation Links
Food Poisoning Suspected in 3 Deaths, 40 Illnesses at Central State Hospital in Pineville, LA
Date:5/10/2010

Lawyer Richard J. Arsenault of Neblett, Beard & Arsenault in Louisiana says the estimated 5,000 U.S. deaths each year from foodborne illnesses "is just unacceptable when we are dealing with illnesses that are for the most part preventable.”

Alexandria, LA (PRWEB) May 10, 2010 – Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals and other regulatory agencies are investigating a possible foodborne illness outbreak, which left 40 sickened and three dead at Central State Hospital in Pineville, Louisiana.

“This is one of the potential hazards associated with institutional dining settings -- one tainted food handler or poisoned food item can contaminate a large number of people in a short amount of time,” said Attorney Richard J. Arsenault, who will be speaking on foodborne illness outbreaks at the upcoming American Association for Justice convention in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Arsenault’s firm, the Alexandria-based Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, has represented hundreds of foodborne illness victims throughout Louisiana and across the country. The firm has worked with many of the nation’s top food safety experts in some of the nation’s largest food poisoning outbreaks.

At Pineville’s Central State Hospital, patients and staff were sickened with “gastrointestinal symptoms” beginning on Friday, May 7 at 6:30 a.m. By Saturday morning, three victims were dead and several more hospitalized. Each of the victims reportedly ate chicken salad before developing symptoms.

“The health agencies are investigating what might have gone wrong at Central State. They will be testing ingredients of the chicken salad that was served at the facility and reportedly eaten by the victims prior to the onset of the illnesses,” said Arsenault.

Investigators believe that the outbreak was limited to an isolated incident at the hospital. Central State Hospital’s kitchen will remain cordoned while the investigation continues. Health agencies are also anticipating receiving the autopsy reports for the three victims and other laboratory results within a few days.

“According to CDC estimates, foodborne illness is responsible for over 5,000 deaths in America every year,” added Arsenault. “That number of victims is just unacceptable when we are dealing with illnesses that are for the most part preventable.”

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/foodborne-illness/Louisiana-hospital/prweb3984694.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Poisoning by prescription drugs on the rise
2. OldHouseWeb.com Educates Homeowners on Lead Poisoning Safeguards During National Poison Prevention Week
3. Mother of Binge Drinking Victim Urges Students and Parents to Discuss Signs of Alcohol Poisoning, Emphasize Peer Responsibility Prior to Spring Break
4. MSU scientists develop more effective method of predicting lead-poisoning risk
5. Bitrex Bitter Safety Additive Exhibiting at the Safe Kids Fair 2010; Making a Bitter Face to Learn about Poisoning Prevention
6. New Tests Confirm Wood Pallets Harbor Deadly Food Poisoning Bacteria
7. Shoppers Cautioned Against Poisoning With Holiday Gifts
8. Virtual colonoscopy allows detection of unsuspected cancers beyond colon
9. Preoperative CT useful for younger women with suspected appendicitis
10. Foodborne E. Coli Suspected in Urinary Tract Infections
11. E. coli Declines, but Other Foodborne Illnesses a Worry
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Food Poisoning Suspected in 3 Deaths, 40 Illnesses at Central State Hospital in Pineville, LA 
(Date:1/17/2017)... Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 ... ... new and improved supplement, Healthful-Flex. , The company, owned and operated by ... the public at a reasonable price with the highest level of customer service. ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... SunView Software’s Service Smart ... Innovation of the Year. , Each year, Pink Elephant recognizes a new ... approach to address a specific business problem or opportunity. The award highlights original innovations ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... , ... Kevin Harrington (one of the original Sharks from mega-hit reality series ... topic of Beauty and Personal Care. , Everyone makes New Year’s ... commit to these changes than beginning with personal care and beauty products? AsSeenOnTV.pro will ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) , ... January 17, ... ... for musicians and music enthusiasts at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) ... January 19 – 22, 2017. , Etymotic’s ER•4® has long been the gold ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Metro Development Group has ... high speed technology into the fabric of an entire community. A highlight of ... and wellness in a yet-to-be-named, health focused campus. Leading this initiative in partnership ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/17/2017)... 17, 2017 Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance ... Mark Kelly as the keynote speaker at the ... Washington D.C. April 20-23. Kelly, ... Friday morning, April 21 at the Gaylord National Resort.  ... country are expected to attend the annual conference. Angel ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... Calif. , Jan. 17, 2017  Edwards Lifesciences ... in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical ... the quarter ended December 31, 2016 after the market ... a conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET that day ... the conference call, dial (877) 407-8037 or (201) 689-8037.  ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... According to a new market research report "Neural Network Software Market by Type ... Region - Global Forecast to 2021" published by MarketsandMarkets, the market to expand ... a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 33.2%. ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: