Food Poisoning Attorneys

Food Poisoning Attorneys

Food Poisoning Attorneys

If you have  gotten food poisoning in Los Angeles, contact our top rated food poisoning attorneys today for a no-risk consultation.

Los Angeles is the city known to have some of the most diverse restaurants in the entire world. The city will most likely have a restaurant to cater to exactly what you’re feeling for dinner. However, unfortunately, despite the fact that we have very strict hygiene and restaurant management standards put in place by the Centers for Disease Control, there  is still the possibility of contracting a foodborne illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are around 50 million Americans that suffer from food poisoning each year. Many are not even aware that they could file a lawsuit against a negligent party if they were to suffer from food poisoning. 

You don’t necessarily have to be trying a new food or a new restaurant in order to get food poisoning, it could be something that you eat everyday. The food poisoning does not always occur from restaurants, but also from fruits and vegetables purchased from grocery stores and supermarkets.

How do I know if I have food poisoning?

Each person with food poisoning suffers different symptoms. That is why if you feel any of the below symptoms, you should contact your doctor immediately to see exactly what illness you may have.

These symptoms include:

  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Fever 
  • Cramps

If you were to file a lawsuit against a responsible party for your food poisoning, you must show proof of medical bills. It will be almost impossible to recover any damages if you have not visited a medical provider to have your symptoms examined. Having medical bills will prove the injury and damages suffered. Not only will seeing a physician assist you if you were to file a lawsuit later on, but it is also the first step in order to prevent any other aggravating illnesses that the food poisoning could turn into.

How is food poisoning caused?

Food poisoning is essentially an illness that occurs when someone ingests food substances that contain harmful bacteria.  The different types of bacteria include:

  • E-Coli
  • Hepatitis A
  • Salmonella
  • Norovirus

How much do our food poisoning attorneys cost?

Our food poisoning attorneys work on a contingency basis, and we do not get any compensation unless we win a settlement or judgment for our clients. After suffering food poisoning, you might have taken days, even weeks off work. This may cause a loss of income, and we understand that you may not have the monetary funds available to file a lawsuit against another party. Rest assured that with our attorneys you will have all the necessary funding to file your claim and lawsuit.

What type of damages could I recover from my food poisoning lawsuit?

Each food poisoning incident differs depending on the circumstances of the incident. For example, some may have to take time off work, whereas others may only suffer minor injuries and will return back to work the next day. Below are some examples of damages that we have recovered for our clients who have suffered from food poisoning illnesses in the past:

  • Past medical bills: these are the medical bills that were spent on treating the victim when the first were suffering from food poisoning.
  • Future medical bills: sometimes, food poisoning could have permanent injuries that could affect the lining of the stomach. This will require future medical care.
  • Lost income: this refers to the current lost income, along with the future lost income that the patient will have to take from work.
  • Pain and suffering: suffering from food poisoning is not easy, and could cause severe emotional distress. Food poisoning is oftentimes very painful, and could have lasting emotional effects.

Who is responsible for my food poisoning lawsuit?

  • The restaurant: if you had eaten the food with food borne pathogens in a restaurant, you could hold the restaurant liable for food poisoning.
  • The grocery store: if you got food poisoning from food you have purchased from a grocery store supermarket, you could hold those parties responsible.
  • Manufacturers: usually, food manufacturers could be held liable if the food had pathogens when it left the factory to the supermarket  or restaurant. 

What foods will I get food poisoning from?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost every food could have some pathogens that lead you to suffer from food poisoning. Usually, the most common types of foods that have been known to cause food poisoning if handled incorrectly are raw meat, raw poultry, dairy, and produce. 

What should I do after I have suffered from food poisoning?

If you believe you have suffered from food poisoning, you should go to your medical provider right away. Your medical provider will be able to tell you if you actually are suffering from food poisoning, and will help you determine where exactly you got that from.

Once you have the medical bills to show that you have suffered food poisoning, we recommend that you report the restaurant or supermarket to the health department. For more information, contact our attorneys today.

Contact Los Angeles food poisoning attorney for a free consultation. Our accident attorneys are available anytime to discuss the best routes to take and what to do to make sure that you get the help you deserve.

What is cross contamination?

Cross contamination occurs when utensils in the kitchen are used for multiple different things. There are very strict standards in place that all restaurants in California must adhere to, this includes having a separate utensil and cutting board for each type of food item that is being worked on. For example, you cannot use the same cutting board to cut vegetables and raw chicken. If you were to share these utensils and cutting boards, they most likely will cause cross-contamination with harmful bacteria. When this occurs, food poisoning will most likely result in those who have consumed the food. 

Have you gotten food poisoning in Los Angeles?

Our accident attorneys are available 24/7 for any accident or illness that you have suffered. We always want to make sure that our clients are protected, and we seek justice in their favor. We work to prevent any negligent party from taking advantage of another. Nobody deserves to suffer due to another’s negligence. It is important that you have the right attorney representing you in your food poisoning lawsuit.

Our attorneys have been representing victims who have suffered from food poisoning all around the state of California. We know all the laws and regulations associated with your lawsuit, and we’ll file all the necessary paperwork timely to make sure that you get the legal assistance you deserve.

We offer free consultations each day. We always make sure that our clients are comfortable every step of the way as we take their food poisoning lawsuit to court. Call our experienced Los Angeles legal team today. 

No food poisoning cases are the same, that is why it is important that you have an accident attorney to help you when filing a lawsuit against the negligent parties. We always want to make sure that our clients get the help they deserve. We always provide personal attention to each case that comes through our door.

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