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Florida Product Liability Lawyers for Victims of Food Poisoning

If you get sick from contaminated food, you have the right to seek just compensation from the company that is to blame. Most food poisoning cases are governed by the law of product liability, and this means that proof of negligence is not required in order to secure a financial recovery. However, food poisoning cases are far from straightforward, and winning your case will require experienced legal representation.

There are many aspects that make food poisoning cases unique. For one, the product that caused your illness is likely no longer available. In cases involving widespread contamination, it may be possible to show that an entire batch or crop was unsafe for consumption, but you must still be able to demonstrate that you personally consumed contaminated food. Identifying the responsible party can be difficult as well. Who is to blame for the contamination, the farmer? The packaging facility? The grocer? The restaurant that served you?

Experienced Representation for Food Poisoning Liability Claims

At Searcy Denney, we have significant experience representing clients in cases involving food poisoning and other illnesses caused by dangerous products. We represent individual plaintiffs as well as classes of victims who have all fallen ill as a result of similar contaminated food items. For more than 40 years, we have been fighting for clients who deserve just compensation, and we can use our significant experience to maximize your financial recovery.

Common Sources of Food Poisoning

Virtually all foods have the potential for contamination that can cause food poisoning. Some of those most-commonly linked to cases of severe food poisoning include:

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Frozen foods
  • Fruits
  • Peanut butter
  • Pork
  • Vegetables

Dangerous food-borne pathogens can result from:

  • Contamination from animal waste, polluted water and other environmental hazards
  • Contamination from toxic chemicals
  • Improper food handling practices
  • Improper food storage
  • Unsanitary conditions

Illnesses Linked to Food-Borne Contaminants

Although we commonly think of food poisoning as a specific type of illness, “food poisoning” is actually a general term for the various illnesses resulting from food contamination. We represent individuals who have been diagnosed with medical conditions including:

  • Botulism
  • Campylobacter
  • coli
  • Hepatitis A
  • Listeria
  • Norovirus
  • Salmonella
  • Shigellosis
  • Toxoplasma
  • Vibriosis

If you believe that you may be suffering from a form of food poisoning, it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. While many cases of food poisoning go away within a few days, serious illnesses can have lasting consequences. You should also try to collect as much information as possible. Where did you buy the food? If you purchased it at a supermarket or grocery store, do you still have the packaging? What are your symptoms? When did they start? These are all key pieces of information you will want to share with your attorney.

Find Out if You Have a Claim for Compensation

For more information about seeking financial compensation for a food-related illness, please contact us to schedule a free consultation. To speak with one our product liability attorneys in Tallahassee or West Palm Beach, please call (800) 780-8607 or submit your case online today.

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