Food poisoning is when pathogens, parasites, or toxins infect a food source. It can lead to illness if contaminated food is eaten. Food poisoning is quite common. Some estimates, as many as 76,000,000 cases of food poisoning are reported annually in the United States. These cases are usually mild and cannot be attributed to one food source. However, severe food poisoning can cause serious illness and even death.
Proving that a person was exposed to food can be challenging. A successful case will require the plaintiff to confirm that the defendant was negligent or intentionally wrong in handling, preparing, or storing the food. The plaintiff must prove the defendant caused the food to become contaminated by their negligence. The plaintiff must also prove that the food was tainted by the defendant's negligence or intentional wrongdoing. Expert witnesses from various disciplines must establish a claim for food poisoning.
Food poisoning can be caused by many parasites, pathogens, and toxins. These are the most commonly found ones:
Salmonella can be found in salmonella-infected shrimp, chicken, and fish. Cooking can kill it. E. Coli and Campylobacter can contaminate food due to poor hygiene by food handlers. These pathogens can cause symptoms such as:
Law offices of Paul J Fina will help you determine if you have a case if you or someone you love has been a victim of food poisoning. A class action lawsuit may be possible in cases of widespread food poisoning. For more information, contact us today.
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