In a food poisoning case, the business selling the defective food may be found liable if they negligently prepared or stored the food, or they were selling a defective food product.
If you can prove that your food poisoning or food related illness was caused by a contaminated food product, you may be able to pursue a claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.
A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food related illness will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.
So when should you contact an attorney regarding a possible claim? Food poisoning cases are relatively common and some cases are misdiagnosed. If you are not feeling well after a meal, it does not necessarily mean you have food poisoning. In order to make a successful claim you must prove you ate a poison causing bacteria or virus that was in the food. If your illness requires you to seek medical treatment, which results in a diagnosis of food poisoning, you should contact an attorney. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.
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If you or someone you know have been diagnosed with food poisoning due to a virus or bacteria in a food you ate, contact the personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green. We offer free no obligation consultations.