According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approximately 76 million Americans experience food poisoning each year. Of these, about 325,000 individuals require hospitalization and 5,000 will ultimately die as a result of their food-induced infections.
Although changes in the food supply as well as better safety methods and processing procedures have significantly reduced the incidence and impact of food poisoning in modern times, many people still endure painful food-induced illnesses. If you or a loved one has suffered from food poisoning (or a loved one has died as a result of food poisoning), contact Gacovino, Lake & Associates to see if you qualify to seek compensation for your injuries and losses.
We are passionate about defending the rights of those who have endured serious personal injuries and will do everything we can to build you a strong case and help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.
What Causes Food Poisoning?
People can develop food poisoning after ingesting:
Infectious substances, such as bacteria, fungi, parasites and/or viruses
Toxic agents, including poisonous mushrooms, poisonous fish and/or pesticides
While such agents may remain on food that is not properly cleaned or prepared, in other cases, food handlers (including inspectors, chefs, grocery store employees, etc.) may contaminate the food by not washing their hands, improperly storing food, etc.
Symptoms of Food Poisoning
The precise symptoms a person will experience when he/she has developed food poisoning will depend on the nature and severity of the condition. In most cases, however, food poisoning symptoms include:
loss of appetite
nausea and/or vomiting
Compensation for Food Poisoning
Those who have recently recovered from food poisoning should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney at Gacovino, Lake & Associates to determine if they qualify to file a legal claim seeking compensation for their injuries. We will investigate your specific case to determine if negligence was the cause of your illness. If negligence can be proven, we will fight aggressively to ensure all responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.
For more information about your specific circumstances, contact our law offices today.