In the United States, there are federal regulations that govern the standards that need to be met in the production and delivery of our food. These standards are enforced through inspections by regulators. From time to time those standards are not met, either whether intentional or inadvertent. This often results in contamination of food which causes poisoning of consumers.
When our food supply makes us sick, the responsible party needs to be held accountable for their failure. If you have been the victim of significant food poisoning, you should seek the counsel of an experienced California food poisoning attorney. The team at Wilshire Law Firm can help you recover monetary compensation for the poisoning that you received, pain and suffering, and any wages and future earnings lost.
Consulting with a Wilshire Law Firm attorney about your food poisoning case is free of charge. We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that if you choose to retain the services of our firm, you will not be charged any fees unless we win monetary damages for you.
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Types of Food Poisoning
- Clostridium botulinum
- Giardia lamblia
- Hepatitis A
Causes of Food Poisoning
Food poisoning can be contracted from consuming both food and beverages. It can occur in a home kitchen, at a fancy restaurant or the fast food provider down the street. It can occur in both cooked, packaged or raw foods. Food borne sicknesses can be caused by a wide range of bacterial and viral pathogens, parasites, chemicals, and toxins.
There are a number of possible causes for food poisoning. At its root, food poisoning is the result of food being contaminated. Contaminants can be introduced to the food in any number of manners, including poor hygiene of food handlers, food left at room temperature, use of utensils that have not bee sterilized, exposure to contaminants in the growing process or other stages of food processing.
The Source of Foodborne Illness
Most food arrives to our plate through a significant supply chain. Our grains, fruits and vegetables are grown in fields and orchards. They are treated with fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals. They are picked, processed and shipped. Preservatives and other additives are added. They spend time on trucks, in distribution centers, and industrial refrigerators. They are handled by farmers, process workers, grocers, cooks and more. Our meats and other foods have similar levels of exposure, and this is all before it arrives in our homes or at the restaurant at which we are dining. For this reason, the individual(s) responsible for your sickness may lie with anyone along your food’s epic journey to your plate.
In the case of serious food poisoning, it is essential that the negligent party is held responsible. So, whether you became sick after eating at home, in a restaurant or somewhere else, hiring an experienced food poisoning lawyer is critical. They lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm partner with industry experts to trace the source of contamination. Our attorneys will then see to it that the those who are responsible for your sickness, are held accountable.
To speak to a knowledgeable food poisoning lawyer about your case, please contact us today at (800) 522-7274 for a free consultation and case evaluation.