Almost 50 million people suffer abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea every year due to food-borne illness. There are a variety of toxins that can cause this food poisoning, including bacteria, viruses, parasites, and even fungi. It is important that food product manufacturers and distributors take care when creating, packaging, and transporting food items so that they do not come into contact with these toxins and later cause food-borne illness.
While most bouts of food poisoning do not require medical attention, others can cause severe health complications and even death. In these situations, victims may be able to seek compensation from the party at fault for the unsafe food item. The dedicated food-borne illness lawyers from the Burch Law Firm can help New Braunfels residents determine if they are eligible to take legal action.
Causes of Food-Borne Illness
There are a variety of mistakes that food manufacturers, food distributors, and even restaurants can make that may lead to the spread of food-borne illnesses. These errors include:
- Exposing food products to biological waste or other hazards.
- Failure to isolate raw ingredients from one another before cooking.
- Failure to store food at the proper temperature.
- Failure to cook food to the correct temperature.
- Leaving food out too long before refrigeration / packaging.
- Handling food with unclean hands or utensils.
- Improperly sealing food packaging.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways in which a knowledgeable legal team can help you track down the cause of your food poisoning so that you can hold the person or party at fault accountable for their negligence.
Contact a Food-Borne Illness Attorney in New Braunfels
If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a food-borne illness, the attorneys of the Burch Law Firm can help you fight back against the party responsible for the contaminated food. Contact us today at 830-629-0955 to learn about how we can help you with product liability cases including dangerous food items, unsafe pharmaceuticals, and other causes of personal injury.