the weinberg law firm has sponsored this site to:
- Provide you with up-to-date information on foodborne illness, food poisoning outbreaks, and food recalls
- Put together the resources you need to understand food safety issues
- Protect your rights when you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of food poisoning.
about food Poisoning
Foodborne illness, or “food poisoning” occurs when food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or parasites or is consumed. Poisonous chemicals, toxins, pesticides, and other harmful substances can also cause illness or “poisoning.”
Food can become contaminated as a result of improper food processing, handling, preparation and/or storage. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year 48 million Americans are sickened by food poisoning, resulting in about 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.*
Food Poisoning symptoms
Food poisoning symptoms may vary, and can include upset stomach, diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, headache, weakness, and dehydration. The symptoms may appear several hours to several days after eating contaminated food. Everyone is at risk for food poisoning, however, pregnant women, infants and children, and the frail and elderly, are at greatest risk for severe food poisoning complications.
food poisoning pathogens
The CDC reports that the most commonly recognized bacterial foodborne infections are caused by Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens, and Campylobacter. Other bacteria including, E. coli, Listeria, Shigella, Staph aureus, and Vibrio also cause illness and life threatening infections. The viruses Norovirus and Hepatitis A; and parasites Cyclospora, Giardia, Toxoplasma, and Cyrptosporidium are also of considerable public health concern. Still, other foodborne diseases are caused by the presence of a microbial toxin. For example, a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum causes the rare but deadly disease botulism.
Let The Weinberg Law Firm Help You
The Weinberg Law Firm has helped food poisoning victims nationwide receive compensation for their injuries and related damages. If you or a loved one has been injured after eating a contaminated food product or restaurant meal, and you would like to learn more about your legal rights, please call 1-877- 934-6274. You can also contact us online by submitting the easy-to- use “Free Legal Case Evaluation Form.”
Attorney Eric Weinberg brings more than 30 years of experience litigating personal injury and product liability cases to bear on behalf of the firm’s clients. A nationally recognized lawyer, he has built a reputation for meticulous case preparation and aggressive prosecution of cases, recovering more than $800 million on behalf of clients.