Food Poisoning Lawyers
Why File a Food Poisoning Lawsuit?
Finding a food poisoning lawyer and filing a food poisoning lawsuit helps hold companies and manufacturers accountable for their actions. Unfortunately, many top food manufacturers know that their food handling practices could lead to food borne illnesses, but choose to do nothing in hopes that the consequences will not be too serious.
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The scary fact is that food poisoning can be deadly, and for those Americans who are particularly vulnerable – including children, pregnant woman, the elderly and those with an already weakened immune system – the consequences can be devastating. It is vital that these companies are held accountable for their actions. A food poisoning lawyer can help file a food poisoning lawsuit and force negligent companies to change their unsafe practices, making food consumption safer for everyone.
Types of Food Poisoning
Our food poising lawyers review a wide range of food borne illnesses including bacterial, viral, and parasitic. According to the CDC, foodborne illness (also called “food poisoning”) is a common public health problem. There are a number of different disease-causing pathogens that can contaminate foods and cause a wide variety of foodborne illnesses. A few of the more well-known food borne illnesses are Salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli food poisoning. Salmonella is one of the more common types of food poisoning and is usually caused by consuming raw meat, raw seafood, raw poultry, or raw eggs. However, since Salmonella is caused by bacteria, it could appear in other foods as well. E. coli and Listeria food poisoning occur much less frequently than Salmonella food poisoning but can be extremely dangerous.
If you have been diagnosed with any of the following or received another type of food poisoning diagnosis, call our food poisoning attorneys now:
Food Poisoning Side Effects
The food poisoning lawyers at the Feeney Law Firm know the side effects of food poisoning range far and wide. In general, the toxins or microbe enter the gastrointestinal tract, which often cause the first symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. While your food poisoning may have mild side effects to start, certain food borne illnesses can lead to very serious, even life threating symptoms. For this reason contracting food poisoning or a food borne illness may require going to a doctor or hospital for treatment and diagnosis. It’s important to know what type of illness you may have.
If you or a loved one experienced any of the following food poisoning side effects, and a doctor linked your symptoms to food poisoning, please call our food poisoning lawyers today:
- Frequent episodes of vomiting and inability to keep liquids down
- Bloody vomit or stools
- Diarrhea for more than three days
- Extreme pain or severe abdominal cramping
- An oral temperature higher than 101.5 F (38.6 C)
- Signs or symptoms of dehydration — excessive thirst, dry mouth, little or no urination, severe weakness, dizziness, or lightheadedness
- Neurological symptoms such as blurry vision, muscle weakness and tingling in the arms
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Food Poisoning Alerts and News
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Products Recalled by Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company Due to Listeria
On October 11, 2016, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company out of Madison, WI issued a recall of select ice cream products that may be contaminated with Listeria. When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts ...
- MTR Sambar Powder Recalled by SHRI SHIVA Foods, Inc. Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
On November 7, 2016, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that SHRI SHIVA Inc., of Long Island City, NY, issued a recall of MTR Sambar Powder because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal or safety alert, the FDA posts ...
- Smoked Salmon, Turbot & Butterfish Recalled by OLMA XXI Due to Listeria Contamination
On November 4, 2016 OLMA-XXI, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY announced that a recall of its Premium Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Turbot, and Butterfish because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.
- Shell Eggs Voluntarily Recalled by Good Earth Egg Company throughout Midwest Due to Possible Salmonella
On October 3, 2016, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the Good Earth Egg Company LLC of Bonne Terre, Missouri has issued a voluntary recall of its shell eggs that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or ...
- Nutricrush Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough bar Recalled by Nutrisystem Due to possible Listeria Contamination
On October 11, 2016, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Nutrisystem Everyday, LLC, the retail division of Nutrisystem Inc. issued a voluntary recall of the Nutricrush Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough bars that may be contaminated with Listeria.
Keeping Food Safe
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each play important roles in making sure the food in this country is safe for consumers. From passing laws regarding inspections to alerting the public to recalled foods, each agency does all it can to protect the public from unsafe foods. However, it is the companies producing our foods who should bear the brunt of the responsibility for making sure the products they sell to us are safe to consume. In some instances, filing a food poisoning lawsuit may be the only way to get these companies to take action.
Are You Eligible for a Food Poisoning Lawsuit?
The Feeney Law Firm is committed to seeking justice for those affected by food poisoning. Fighting to keep people safe from corporate greed and self-interest is our passion. We are here to help make that process as simple as possible for you and your family. Call us now at 1-800-514-4373 for a FREE consultation. Don’t wait; your time to file a food poisoning lawsuit may be limited.