Food Poisoning Lawyers

Food poisoning hospitalization and wrongful death claims only.

Food Poisoning

Our food poisoning lawyers help people on food contamination cases that cause serious injury and death only. We do not handle food poisoning cases unless:

  1. The person requires hospitalization; or
  2. There is a wrongful death.

We specifically do not handle chipped teeth, burning mouths, bugs or insects in food (“disgust cases”), or psychological-only claims.

What kinds of food poisoning do you handle?

We do help individuals who are seriously injured with the following kinds of food poisoning cases:

  • Bacteria food poisoning, including: E. Coli, Listeria, Shigella (Shigellosis), Campylobacter and Salmonella food poisoning;
  • Parasitic food poisoning, including Toxoplasma; and
  • Viral food poisoning, including norovirus, sapovirus, rotavirus, astrovirus, Hepatitis A, and Botulism.

What is food poisoning?

Food products containing pathogens like viruses, parasites, or bacteria can cause serious illness to humans. Food-borne illness, sometimes referred to as “food poisoning”, is a common occurrence in the United States. As many as 76 million cases of food-borne illness are diagnosed each year. Of these 76 million cases, over 300,000 require hospitalization and approximately 5,000 result in death.

Food-borne illness is often the result of poor standards in food preparation or distribution by manufacturers, distributors, restaurants and grocery stores. Food-borne Illness Lawyers for those affected by food-borne illness must have an understanding of food preparation standards and distribution to successfully represent victims of these food-borne pathogens.

What causes food poisoning?

Food-borne illnesses usually results from:

  • Contamination of prepared food stored with contaminated uncooked food
  • Inadequate hygiene of food handlers
  • Insufficient cleanliness of equipment used in food preparation
  • Improper food storage temperatures
  • Cooling food slowly after heating
  • Consuming food long past its date of preparation
  • Use of raw food contaminated in some way
  • Inadequate food processing methods, i.e.: improper salting, fermenting, and sweetening.

What companies have experienced foodbone illness outbreak claims*?

  • Jack in the Box, E.Coli outbreak in 1993, four children apparently died;
  • Jersey Mikes, E.Coli in raw milk in 2010;
  • Burger King, salmonella in 2017;
  • KFC, E.Coli outbreak linked to coleslaw in 1999 that made 18 people sick, 11 of which were hospitalized and salmonella in 2002;
  • Sizzler, 150 Wisconsin residents sick from E.Coli, one child died and a $13.5 million dollar settlement was reported with its meat supplier;
  • Chi-Chi’s, hepatitis A outbreak in 2003 that killed four people;
  • Wendys, E.Coli in 2006 which resulted in multiple lawsuits, E.Coli in 2000, Salmonella in 1996 and E.Coli linked to lettuce in 2009;
  • Taco Bell, salmonella outbreak in 2010 and again in 2011;
  • Jimmy Johns, E.Coli outbreak in 2008 in contaminated sprouts, salmonella in 2010, norovirus in 2012, E.Coli in 2013 and 2014, salmonella in 2017 and an outbreak in 2020;
  • Federico’s Mexican, E.Coli linked to lettuce in Arizona in 2013;
  • Chipolte, norovirus, E.Coli, and salmonella outbreak in 2015;
  • Burrito Delight had a salmonella outbreak in 2017 in Colorado.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) routinely examines food products and issues warnings of possible contamination to manufacturers and preparers. Manufacturer and distributor negligence in relaying warnings to consumers, as well as improper processing, preparation and storage allows dangerous food to spread illness. These conditions lead to outbreaks of E. Coli, Hepatitis A, Listeria, Mercury Poisoning, Salmonella and Botulism.

Illness from contaminated and improperly prepared food leads to dangerous health conditions and can even cause death. Victims of food-borne illness can suffer from vomiting, incontinence, high fever and loss of energy and strength. People are entitled to food poisoning lawsuit settlements and civil remedies against negligent food manufacturers, distributors and sellers. If you or someone you know have been injured by food-borne illness, it is important you contact a contaminated food lawyer today. Our food safety attorneys can review the facts of your case and see if you can make a foodborne illness claim.

Free Legal Resources for Foodborne Illness Claims:

The following websites have additional information you may find helpful regarding food-borne illness:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Food Borne Pathogens

United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Safety Inspection Service

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