Everyday, people suffer from food injuries and often they may require a food product injury lawyer to help. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Intervention, an estimated 48 million people get sick from foodborne illness in the United States every year. Of these 48 million, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from these food-related illnesses. Food related injury is a serious problem that we face today, and so it is important that we be made aware of it.
Most food product injuries come from an excess of harmful bacteria. This can result in food poisoning. However, food product related injuries can also involve foreign objects in food, expired products, and unreported allergens within food. In any of these cases, a food product injury lawyer can aid in finding all the facts needed to present a case in court. Suffering an injury as a result of poorly made food should not fall on you. It is the responsibility of the food manufacturers to produce safe products that are not harmful.
Food poisoning can occur during various phases of production. This means it can occur in the growing stage, but it also can happen in the processing, storing, shipping, or preparing of the food product. While the exact time of poisoning can be different, it falls onto the producer of the food to take responsibility of the harm. A food product injury lawyer can fight on your behalf to uncover all the facts to see if you have a case and, more importantly, to stand up to big food manufacturers to receive fair compensation.
While there are cases of foodborne illness and injury that are caused by different things, food poisoning occurs most frequently. Often, those who suffer from food poisoning may not know what caused their sickness. There are many general signs of food poisoning including:
– Watery and bloody diarrhea
– Abdominal cramps
If you have experienced any of these symptoms in close relation to the consumption of food, you may be entitled to a food product injury case. A food product injury lawyer can help you put together the facts to see if your injury is the fault of the food production company and if you have the right to claim compensation.
There are certain foods to be particularly aware of when looking out for food-related injury. Some of the most common causes of food-related injuries come from foods including:
– Ground beef
– Leafy greens (like spinach)
– Alfalfa sprouts
– Deli meats
These foods are more susceptible to carrying contaminants or harmful bacterias. It is important as a consumer to choose the food we buy carefully, especially in looking at these types of foods to make sure to avoid unnecessary food damage.
If you or your loved one has suffered a food-related injury, don’t hesitate to call us at Cohen & Cohen, P.C. We will be more than happy to set you up with a food product injury lawyer on our team who will make sure to fight on your behalf to see if you have a case and to get fair compensation.