Food Poisoning

WERE YOU A VICTIM OF FOOD POISONING?

If you have suffered the serious effects of food poisoning and your exposure took place in a restaurant, or through the purchase of a contaminated food product, it is important that you get legal representation from a personal injury lawyer to assist you in addressing the issue of compensation. Under state and federal regulations any food provider has the responsibility to ensure that the products that they provide to the public are safe. When they fail to do so, and food poisoning, such as salmonella, E. coli and other dangerous exposures to bacteria can lead to terrible illnesses and even death.

FOOD POISONING ATTORNEYS IN VENTURA COUNTY AND LOS ANGELES

Although the federal and state are heavily involved in regulating the food industry, there has been an increasing number of food borne illness cases throughout California. Contaminated food products affect millions of people every year, and in some cases the illness is extremely dangerous, particularly in young children and the elderly, or to those with compromised immune systems. These bacterial exposures can lead to long term or even permanent damage to the organs. The bacteria or pathogens can be in almost any commercial food product. The most common food borne bacteria that can lead to serious illness, injury or death include:

  • Salmonella
  • E. coli
  • Calicivirus
  • Campylobacter

In many cases, the individual does not realize they are suffering from food poisoning and may believe they have contracted a virus such as the flu. Only later, when other reports come in, do they realize that they have suffered from a case of food poisoning. This is particularly true of Calicivirus, which is easily transferred by a worker to food served in restaurants or person-to-person. How to determine who was responsible for the illness is a crucial matter in filing an injury claim. There are many possible areas in which the food could have been contaminated, from the farm, cattle ranch, slaughtering facility, distributor, or when a retailer fails to keep the food at the correct temperature to inhibit the growth of dangerous bacteria.

If you have suffered the effects of food poisoning or food borne illness, it is crucial that you get legal help to assist you in resolving the matter of compensation. In many cases, the victim can require expensive medical intervention, will be unable to work, or could go to intensive care for a period of time due to the severity of their symptoms. These costs must be paid by the liable party, as well as the pain and suffering that is part of any serious illness, particularly when it could have been avoided if health regulations had been followed. At The Law Offices of Neustadt & Berriz, our legal team has the experience and record of success you will need to resolve a claim involving food poisoning.

Contact a Ventura County food poisoning lawyer from our firm at once if you have suffered the effects of food borne illness.