Fighting For The Rights Of Food Poisoning Victims In Rhode Island
It seems like every day that there is a massive recall of food items – meats, peanuts, chicken, vegetables and even the recent recall of two million Slimfast shakes. Manufacturers often sacrifice safety in an effort to cut costs and rush new products to the market putting the public at risk for foodborne illnesses.
If you or a loved one suffered severe food poisoning that led to life-altering consequences or even required hospitalization, the team at The Law Offices of Joseph Lamy can help. Our Cranston foodborne illness attorney is committed to helping you fight for your rights. We seek the just compensation you are owed to help with the cost of medical bills, lost income, pain, suffering and more.
Symptoms And Complications Of Food Poisoning
More than 300,000 people require hospitalization and over 5,000 people per year die as a result of foodborne illnesses and food poisoning. Children, elderly, pregnant women and those with a compromised immune system or liver disease are the most likely to be affected by food poisoning. The most common pathogens and bacteria that lead to illness are E.Coli, Salmonella, Botulism, Shigella and Hepatitis A.
Symptoms of food poisoning include:
- Severe abdominal pain
Many times symptoms will disappear with time, but the foodborne illness can result in serious and permanent injuries such as:
- Pregnant mothers can experience complications with the fetus
- Severe dehydration may require hospitalization
- Major organs may shut down
- Reactive arthritis
- Wrongful death
Who Is Responsible For Food Poisoning?
In a case of suspected food poisoning, there are many potential defendants along the food chain who may be responsible for your injuries. It is important to work with a food poisoning attorney in Cranston early in the process to help identify the responsible parties.
Producers are liable for injuries sustained if they place an unsafe food product on the market. Similarly, restaurants have an obligation to preserve and prepare food in a sanitary manner to eliminate any bacteria that may be present in the food.