Information About Foodborne Illness
Food poisoning affects a person who has consumed food that possesses some kind of bacteria or other pathogen, such as a virus or parasite that is harmful to human beings. The symptoms of food poisoning may include fever, upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, headaches, and dehydration. It affects approximately 75 million people in the United States ever year, and 5,000 of those cases end up being fatal to the victim. Restaurants and other purveyors of food, such as grocery stores, are responsible for ensuring that the food they sell is safe to be consumed and free of bacteria. In the event that someone is made ill from food poisoning, then these establishments could be held liable for the victim's medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. The same is true of large companies that produce, package and sell food to restaurants and grocery stores.
Taking Legal Action
You should not hesitate to seek the help of an attorney at our firm, because we are ready to help you file a personal injury or wrongful death claim for damages. Our team can assist you by gathering the necessary evidence to support your case, such as medical records, photographs of the restaurant's sanitary conditions and witness testimony. It is our purpose to help you claim fair compensation without being forced to fight your way through the legal system.
If you have been victimized by food poisoning, an attorney from Meyerkord & Meyerkord can provide you with the legal help you require. We are a skilled and experienced law firm that has been handling personal injury cases of all types for many years, and we provide caring and attentive service to clients all throughout the St. Louis area. Contact our offices today for a free consultation so that an attorney from our team can review your case and help you understand your legal options.