You finish enjoying a delicious dinner with your family, when a few hours later you start to feel nauseous. Your temperature has skyrocketed, and throughout the night you experience vomiting and diarrhea. While lying in bed, you think back on what you ate the previous day and suspect that you might have been food poisoned.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that each year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from consuming contaminated food or drinks, which is roughly 48 million people. 3,000 of these individuals will die from food poisoning.
Foodborne lawsuits are typically categorized under defective liability claims because you were sold a defective product (food) that lead to an injury (food poisoning). Food poisoning can be caused by:
• Careless handler sanitation practices
• Improper packaging of food products
• Food products stored at wrong temperatures
• Poisonous chemical contamination
To file a food poisoning claim:
• First, contact or visit a healthcare provider to treat your symptoms
• Get a stool sample as soon as you can
• If you still have the food source, do not return it to the store – store it in the refrigerator to save for evidence
You can view nationwide recalls of products at http://www.fda.gov.
Parvey & Cavenago attorneys specialize in food poisoning law and know how to get you compensation for your illness and recovery. Contact us for a FREE initial consultation today.