Food poisoning and food borne illnesses can result in very devastating consequences. Those consequences can be serious illness or death. When these illnesses are life threatening, they can lead to kidney failure and a variety of other serious impacts on the body. Sometimes food poisoning can even lead to death.
The most common food borne illnesses are E. coli, Hepatitis A, salmonella, listeria, and botulism. People who are most at risk are the elderly, children, pregnant woman, and individuals with compromised immune systems.
If you or a loved one contracted food poisoning due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a legal claim against them. With the help of an experienced Mankato personal injury attorney, you can seek the compensation that you need to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
You Don’t Have To Suffer In Silence
You don’t have to suffer in silence. Food poisoning can cause a number of painful symptoms, such as dizziness, stomach cramps, nausea, weakness, diarrhea, jaundice and death. There have been cases where children and the elderly have been hospitalized and unable to survive the illness due to being too weak. Pregnant women have lost their babies because of food poisoning, especially listeria. It doesn’t matter your age or your situation, the effects of food poisoning can be devastating and sometimes tragic. This is why you should be able to seek justice when someone is negligent.
Fighting For Justice On Your Behalf
There are a number of ways food poisoning can occur. Perhaps food is undercooked, it may have been prepared in an unsanitary environment, or it may have been contaminated in another way. Dairy products, meats, and even vegetables can carry a strong risk for contamination with E. coli or salmonella. Quite frequently, foods are recalled due to the fact that the food has become contaminated in some way.
The difficult reality is that it is hard to tell what foods can make you sick. A food can look perfectly fine, but it can be contaminated with bacteria that can make a person very ill. When this does happen to you and it is due to poor preparation, cross contamination, or for another reason, you have the right to contact a Southern Minnesota personal injury lawyer so you can file a claim against the responsible party. Perhaps the food poisoning led to serious illness with long-term consequences or even the death of a loved one. Regardless, anything that caused you financial damage warrants the responsible individual(s) paying for the damages.
Contact A Mankato Personal Injury Attorneys
When you eat food made or prepared by someone else, you expect it to be safe. When it isn’t, you can become very ill and this can result in long-term effects or even death. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to food poisoning that is due to the negligence of someone else, you may be able to hold them liable. Call Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 for a free consultation.