A food-borne illness injury may require experienced legal help
Food poisoning should not be taken lightly. Anyone who has had some form of food poisoning understands how miserable you can feel.
While there is no need for a lawyer in some cases of food poisoning, you should not hesitate to contact an attorney if you or a loved one has been seriously injured by tainted food through no fault of your own. Recent salmonella outbreaks have been linked to peanut butter and tomatoes. Spinach has been identified as the culprit in earlier food poisoning cases. Undercooked meat or poultry may make families seriously ill.
Food poisoning statistics
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food poisoning affects many people in the United States each year. Consider the following numbers:
- 76 million illnesses
- 325,000 hospitalizations
- 5,000 deaths
Our Tennessee food poisoning injury lawyers have experience assisting individuals and families who are experiencing losses. An injury can lead to staggering medical bills, a loss of income due to missed work, and even changes in travel plans that resulted in greater costs. Some food poisoning cases may happen while you are traveling and dining out at restaurants.
In a food-borne illness case, an injured person has to prove the following:
- Fault: We need to determine if the food processor or seller was at fault in processing, preparation, storage or handling of the food.
- Causation: We must prove that the seller or processor caused the food to become contaminated, and that the contamination caused your illness.
- Damages: We must determine that you have suffered harm or losses as a result of the negligence.
How an attorney can help
Our product liability attorneys in the Tri-Cities area have access to top experts and can put experience and resources to work for you in a food poisoning case. For a free consultation, call (423) 464-7779. Meade Law Group. Helping seriously injured persons – one family at a time.