A pregnant Oregon woman recently sued sit-down restaurant chain Olive Garden after a norovirus infection she allegedly contracted from the restaurant forced her to have a Caesarian section.
According to reports, Miranda Fischer and 12 other relatives reportedly had lunch at Lancaster Mall in Salem in January of 2013. Two days later, the pregnant woman and six of her fellow diners came down with a norovirus infection. As a result, she was given a C-section instead of natural childbirth.
Attorney Thomas Patton said Fischer suffered from nausea, dehydration, and nausea while preparing to give birth. Although doctors wanted to allow the woman to have a natural birth, she was simply too dehydrated. That’s when doctors decided to perform a C-section.