An outbreaking of food poisoning of epic proportions has struck my alma mater and old stomping grounds in a big way. The Cleveland Circle Chipotle has been linked with at least 80 claims of food poisoning hitting boston college students particularly bad. The situation has gotten so out of hand that the Boston College Basketball team might need to cancel a game.
The Chipotle food poisoning crisis that started out on the west coast has moved East and struck with some force. The situation was so bad that the news now reports that the store will be permanent closed. It is believed that E.Coli from vegetables on the Chipotle menu are to blame for the outbreak.
Food poisoning of this type can range from relatively mild symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting to very serious symptoms requiring hospitalization. Victims of food poisoning are entitled to damages for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. The timing of this outbreak could be extremely difficult for the students of Boston College effected because they are facing final exams for the semester. Should their illness effect their final grades it creates a very unique set of damages difficult to assess, but nonetheless valid. A drop in grades due to accident or illness is a loss. It could effect future earnings, position, job or internship opportunities.