Pop star Katy Perry’s Chicago concert at the Illinois Allstate Arena has been postponed due to an attack of food poisoning leading to severe dehydration. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago show has been rescheduled to late next month and all tickets purchased will be honored. Perry stated that she apologizes to all of her Chicago fans for not being able to perform this weekend, but she promised to give the very best show when she returns to Chicago.
According to 2010 estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), 48 million people are sickened yearly by a foodborne illness. Even worse, over 125,000 people require hospitalization and 3,000 die yearly after consuming contaminated fruits, vegetables, meats, nuts, and processed foods in restaurants or in their homes. While many items may cause foodborne illnesses, the leading pathogenic causes of serious illness or death due to foodborne illness include E. coli, salmonella, norovirus, listeria, clostridium perfringens, and hepatitis A. The indications of a foodborne illness vary based on the source, but victims can suffer nausea, cramping, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. These food poisoning symptoms can lead to severe dehydration, which affected the pop star Katy Perry causing her to miss her Chicago concert. Older people, infants, and chronically sick people are more often affected by the food poisoning. In some cases, women have been shown to be more prone to show symptoms of food poisoning.
People can suffer serious personal injury, hospitalization, or even death due to food poisoning. They may be able to seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages. If you are seeking legal advice regarding a foodborne illness claim, our Illinois food poisoning lawyers can help. We have experience representing clients in similar cases, including a $4 million settlement for three convention attendees who contracted salmonella poisoning that caused them to suffer crippling arthritic injuries. Call us toll free at 877-374-1417 to contact our Chicago injury lawyers.
Read more about the pop star’s food poisoning at Chicago Tribune.