Food Poisoning Lawsuits
The Centers for Disease Control estimates each year there are 48 million cases of food poisoning. Most recover within a few days, but sometimes food poisoning can be life-threatening or deadly for vulnerable populations. If food poisoning seriously injured you, you may be able to file a food poisoning lawsuit. The FDA is constantly updating about Food Safety Recalls.
Food Poisoning Causes
Each year, millions of people in the United States get sick from contaminated food. Symptoms of food poisoning include upset stomach, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and dehydration. Also, symptoms may range from mild to severe.
The most common bacteria responsible for food poisoning are:
It takes several steps to get food from the farm or fishery to your dining table. Contamination can happen during any of these steps. For example, it can happen with raw meat during slaughter, fruits and vegetables when they are growing or when they are processed or even when refrigerated foods are left on a loading dock in warm weather.
Food Poisoning Outbreaks
Unfortunately, there have been many outbreaks traced to bacterias. The most recent accounts are:
- April 2018 — Multistate E.Coli outbreak from contaminated romaine lettuce
- April 2018 – Superior Food Company recalls Smoked Salmon Spread for Listeria contamination
- March 2018 – NxtGen Botanicals recalls for Salmonella contamination
- February 2018 — Fresh Express recalls romaine lettuce due to undeclared allergens
- March 2017 — SoyNut Butter and Granola recalled from E.Coli
We Want to Help Victims of Food Poisoning
When you experience side effects from severe food poisoning, it can have devastating effects on your entire life. A verdict or settlement could also provide compensation for your injuries and damages. The types of recoverable losses are:
If a person dies from complications from a drug, family members may be able to recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Loss of economic support; and
- Loss of companionship
Also, if the conduct of a company is found to be highly reckless, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the company and deter similar conduct in the future. Please speak to us to learn more about your rights.
The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is currently accepting cases in all 50 states. Please use the form on this page or call toll-free 24 hours a day at 877-513-9517.