Do You Need A Food Poisoning Attorney?
Every year, thousands of people in the United States contract food poisoning. Most people recover relatively quickly and easily but in some cases serious long term medical problems, significant lost time from work, and even fatalities occur. A food poisoning lawsuit may be appropriate in such situations, as a way to obtain compensation. When you have a food poisoning lawsuit, it may be necessary to have the illness confirmed as food poisoning by a health authority, such as a hospital or public health clinic. There are laboratory markers for many types of food poisoning, and it is helpful if such a marker has confirmed the type of bacteria or pathogen of your specific cause of food poisoning. Other times, simple documentation of the symptoms of food poisoning by a physician may be enough. Regardless, the source itself must be identified.
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Mike Hostilo’s team of attorneys have experience with the unique legal issues and expertise in the areas of food safety and foodborne illnesses. With any type of food poisoning case involving recalled or adulterated food products, contaminated meat or produce, undercooked or negligently prepared food, and outbreaks of foodborne illness, it is critical for you to find legal representation now before it’s too late. Call Mike Hostilo at 844-GET-MIKE for your free consultation
Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, is caused by eating or drinking contaminated food or drink. Sometimes contact with infected animals and people can also cause the spread of foodborne illness. Food and drink can be contaminated with a variety of pathogens or germs that can cause illness – like bacteria, viruses, parasites, and even chemicals or other harmful toxins. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 31 known pathogens that cause foodborne illnesses. Norovirus and Salmonella are among the most common. The leading causes of food poisoning are reported to come from eating food that has not been properly cooked, food that has been handled by someone who is sick, and/or eating foods that have been at the incorrect temperature for too long.