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Food Poisoning / Foodborne Illnesses

Food borne illness (more commonly known as food poisoning) is generally defined as any type of illness caused by eating contaminated food. Those who grow, package, prepare or handle food for human consumption are responsible for the safety and cleanliness of their products; yet still 1 out of 5 people in the United States experience a food borne illness each year. Food poisoning can be extremely painful and uncomfortable and you might experience:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Dehydration
  • Chills
  • Fatigue


Most cases of food poisoning are caused by bacteria or parasites such as salmonella, listeria, E. Coli, hepatitis A and clostridium botulinum (the bacteria causing botulism, a paralytic illness).

If you became ill after eating food that you feel may have contained bacteria or other contaminants, you have a legal right to compensation for your illness. Some food poisoning can be extremely dangerous, and it causes over 9,000 deaths in the United States every year. I have successfully handled this type of case. Click here for my most recent jury verdict concerning Hepatitis A contracted at Red Lobster.

Food poisoning is receiving more and more media attention because of the many food product recalls and reports of food borne illness on a grand scale throughout the country. Restaurants and food workers have to abide by extremely strict food safety laws put in place to protect you, the consumer. If you or a loved one has experienced food poisoning, it is in your best interest to speak with a proficient attorney who can help you recover compensation for your illness. In serious cases of food borne illness, hospitalization is necessary. Food poisoning can be very dangerous to infants, children, and people with weak immune systems, people who are already ill, pregnant women and elderly people. If you have suffered because of another person’s unsanitary food preparation, storage or packaging practices, it is your right to seek damages for not only your illness, but also your lost wages and emotional pain and suffering.

I have experience and can help with your food poisoning case. Feel free to call my cell phone, 270-991-8601, for a free case consultation.
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