Food Allergies

VENTURA COUNTY AND LOS ANGELES PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

Many people suffer extreme illness when exposed to certain types of food products, including peanuts, shellfish, or from food poisoning from products that were contaminated by dangerous and deadly bacteria, such as salmonella, E. coli or others. If you or a loved one has been exposed to a food product that was improperly processed or you were served food in a restaurant that you had a severe allergic reaction to, it is important that you contact a personal injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Neustadt & Berriz at once. Obtaining and preserving the evidence to support your claim should be undertaken immediately before the evidence is destroyed.

ANAPHYLAXIS AND FOOD ALLERGIES IN VENTURA COUNTY AND LOS ANGELES

One of the most dangerous allergic reactions is anaphylaxis. This reaction can be extremely serious or fatal, and affects many different areas of the body at once. This dangerous and deadly allergic reaction can take place within minutes or even seconds of ingesting food. The symptoms can include the swelling of the face and lips, flushing, itching, hives, and also emotional reactions, which could include fear, anxiety and a rapid or irregular pulse. The throat and tongue can then begin swelling, leading to serious problems in breathing. Anaphylactic shocks, in which the blood pressure drops and the individual becomes light-headed, dizzy or loses consciousness are other serious symptoms of an allergic reaction.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to an allergen that caused serious illness, you may have the right to file a claim against the food processor, restaurant, retailer or other entity if they failed to warn the consumer of the ingredients in the product. Mislabeling food products, such as in cases in which peanuts were processed in the same plant, can lead to children or adults suffering serious illness or even death from exposure. If you went to a restaurant and told them you were allergic to certain foods and you were subsequently exposed and became ill, they also could be held liable. The legal team at The Law Offices of Neustadt & Berriz can help you with the legal issues surrounding food allergy claims, and our 20 years of experience in personal injury law will allow you the confidence to know you will be represented by a skilled legal professional.

Contact a personal injury attorney from our firm to discuss a food allergy claim.