Managed health care provider loses bid to stop McDonald’s
L’Aquila di Papa di Cattolica, a managed health care company based in Cattaro, Italy, has won a case against McDonald’s in a case involving a case of gastroenteritis.
The Italian court ruled in favor of the company, which was founded in 2007 by Giovanni Giorgetto.
The court found that the company had a contractual obligation to treat patients with gastroenteropathy.
The case was filed by L’Alto del Giornale, a health care and medical supply company based out of Cattarossa, Italy.
The company’s CEO and head of sales, Giuseppe Calcagni, was fined 2.5 million euros ($3.8 million) and ordered to pay a 1.5-million-euro fine.
The judge said the company’s failure to provide sufficient medical care for the patients amounted to negligence.
The L’Anterne hospital in Città di Cappella, near Milan, is one of the hospitals where McDonald’s employees work.
According to Italian media, about 15,000 patients are treated there each year.
In a statement, the company said it “condemns this decision and stands by the doctors, staff and patients of our hospital.
McDonald’s will not be allowed to reopen in Italy.”
McDonald’s spokesman, Matt McGrath, said the restaurant would appeal the decision.
“The company will continue to vigorously defend itself in court,” he said.
“We will continue our fight for justice in Italy, where we are very proud of our employees, their commitment to the customers, and the quality of our products.”
A McDonald’s spokeswoman said the chain was pleased with the outcome.
“At the end of the day, it is the employees and their families who make this company and its employees the powerhouse it is today,” she said.
The Cattaroni hospital was founded by Giuseppo Cattarelli in 1954 and serves patients in Milan and Cattara di Cittaro, the town in Italy’s southernmost region.
The hospital was closed in 2012 because of the outbreak.
In 2011, the health care system in Italy was rocked when a small number of patients contracted gastroenteric diseases.
In 2014, a report by the Health Ministry concluded that McDonald’s did not provide adequate medical care and was responsible for a disproportionate number of deaths.
McDonalds did not immediately respond to requests for comment.