According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), one in six
Americans suffer from food poisoning each year. Some of these people will
become extremely ill, and may pass away or suffer lifelong complications
as a result. Food poisoning victims may suffer from health conditions
- Liver or kidney failure
Miscarriage (for pregnant women infected with
- Meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain (meninges)
- Nerve damage caused by Gullain-Barré syndrome
These conditions may cause death or permanent disability. For example,
bacterial meningitis (inflammation of the meninges caused by bacterial
infection) can kill a person within hours. It may also cause brain damage.
Certain species of
E. coli. may cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome, which can lead to kidney failure.
Can I File a Food Poisoning Lawsuit?
There are some circumstances where food manufacturers can be held liable
for food poisoning. For example, food manufacturers may fail to warn consumers
and businesses of
contaminated products in a timely fashion. Food products can also be contaminated due to poor
If you or a loved one have suffered from
food poisoning, it is important to speak with an attorney to explore your possible legal
options. Damages from a food poisoning lawsuit can help pay for medical
bills, lost income, funeral expenses and pain and suffering.
To learn more about food poisoning, we encourage you to continue exploring
our website. Our blog has covered several food poisoning topics, such as:
Washington DC product liability attorneys at Regan Zambri Long, PLLC can help victims of food poisoning or their
family members explore legal options.