It is important to file claims against manufacturers when they knowingly harm others by continuing negligent practices.
Food poisoning lawsuits play an important role of keeping food systems safe. These lawsuits hold negligent corporations accountable. Plus, it shows lawmakers that food safety is imperative. When people are injured from outbreaks caused by bacteria or viruses, most of the time it is from a manufacturer being negligent. The company is fully aware of their potentially dangerous practices and do not correct it. Thus, customers’ lives are endangered.
The Food Poisoning Source Must Be Identified
To pursue a food poisoning lawsuit, it is necessary to be able to identify the source of the food poisoning. This is really important when an individual becomes seriously ill or dies from a confirmed case of food poisoning. It is important to act quickly and demand that the provider of the food maintain samples and preserves evidence. If not, the defendant who could be held liable for the damages could escape liability.
Once the source is identified, next we will work hard to identify the specific product. It helps to be able to prove the specific pathogen as the source of the illness.
Old Country Buffet in Cheyenne, Wyoming owes two customers $11.4 million in damages. They experienced sepsis, acute kidney failure, and an irregular heartbeat due to Salmonella the couple contracted from eating at the restaurant.
Watermelon was cross-contaminated by raw meat and caused an E. Coli outbreak at two Sizzler restaurants in Wisconsin. There were 64 cases and even the death of a three year-old girl. The girl’s family reached a $13.5 million settlement.