California Food Poisoning Lawyer
Have You Experienced Foodborne Illness?
Food poisoning can refer to any illness sustained as the result of consuming contaminated food, pathogenic bacteria, viruses or parasites that contaminate food. From a legal prospective, consumers who suffer foodborne illnesses can pursue legal actions against responsible parties for their negligent handling, preparation or storage of food. A common illness in the United States, food poisoning occurs with alarming regularity. While many cases are minor and do not necessitate medical attention, severe illness can pose extremely dangerous health consequences, including potentially fatal reactions caused by norovirus, salmonella, listeria, and others foodborne bacteria.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food poisoning accounts for more than 55,000 hospitalizations and more than 2,600 deaths each year. Under product liability law, companies that make food products available to the public can be held liable for any illnesses they cause consumers. In addition, restaurants may also be held liable when it can be shown that health and safety regulations were not met. In any food poisoning case our firm accepts, we work diligently to determine how negligence played a role in your illness and to craft legal strategies that can hold companies liable for your damages.
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Food poisoning cases require extensive preparation and meticulous attention to the essential legal elements of liability and negligence. Our firm's efforts are geared toward clearly and convincingly presenting your illnesses as one caused by another party who failed to uphold their duty of care and one that resulted in damages for which you require compensation. As cases entail considerable amounts of obscure legal concepts, our California attorneys also make it a point to walk you through your legal process step by step. If you have experienced a foodborne illness at a restaurant or from consumer food products, contact us to schedule a free case evaluation.