When The Foods We Eat Are Harmful And Dangerous
According to the Center for Disease Control And Prevention (CDC), food poisoning and other foodborne illnesses affect about 48 million Americans each year. In fact, the CDC estimates that approximately one in six Americans gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases each year. Food poisoning and food-related illnesses can result in a number of symptoms, including cramping, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, dehydration, weakness and fatigue. Frustratingly, the weakest members of society, such as the elderly, infants and people with already weakened immune systems are typically at the greatest risk of developing complications from foodborne illness. Food poisoning and other foodborne illnesses are caused by pathogens and contamination, which can occur at a number of sources for a number of reasons. Inadequate safety measures at a manufacturing facility and unsanitary food preparation techniques at a restaurant are common causes of foodborne illnesses. If a food-related illness is caused by the negligence of a food manufacturer or provider, you may be entitled to financial compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Common foodborne illnesses include:
- E. coli
- Hepatitis A
- Mercury poisoning
If you or someone you love has been harmed by dangerous foods, I can help you. My name is Chris Haden, founder of Haden Law Office. I have 20 years of legal experience, and I have handled a range of food liability cases. As a personal injury lawyer, I take pride in offering personalized service to each of my clients, backed by two decades of successful personal injury litigation experience.
Foodborne Illness Laws
A food manufacturer can be held liable for injuries caused by a contaminated food product if you can show that the food was contaminated when it left the manufacturer’s possession, and the food contamination caused your injuries. Proving that an illness or injury was caused by contaminated food can be challenging, however, detailed factual information related to the medical, microbiological and food safety fields is often required.
It is critical to get the help of a skilled food-related illness lawyer to guide you through the process and advocate on your behalf. I have the knowledge and experience to review your case and help you determine whether you have a viable legal claim. If you do, I will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.