If you have food poisoning, you may be wondering if you have a legal claim. Whether or not you have a valid lawsuit will depend largely on the circumstances of your illness. For example, if you found out that something you ate had been recalled for safety issues, you may have a valid claim. However, if you became ill after eating undercooked meat you prepared yourself, you may have a difficult time proving liability on the part of a manufacturer. Below, we discuss what food poisoning is and the ways in which we can help you if you have become ill due to contaminated food.
What is Food Poisoning?
Food poisoning is a term that refers to any type of illness caused by food that has been contaminated by microbes or pathogens. Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxins. Because of the different causes, there will be different treatments. The foods most commonly associated with food poisoning are animal products such as raw meat, poultry, eggs, shellfish and unpasteurized milk. Food poisoning can cause serious illness or even death.
Proving Your Food Poisoning Claim
In order to have a successful food poisoning claim, we will need to prove that the food you ate was contaminated, and that the contamination made you sick. Information such as whether others who ate the same thing became ill or whether there was a recall of a certain food you ate will be invaluable in proving your food poisoning claim. Further, proving that the food made you sick will require a medical examination. Medical records provided by your doctor will help us in proving that the food you ate made you sick.
Liability in Food Poisoning Claims
When determining liability in a food poisoning claim, we will look at all parties involved in the chain of distribution of the food that made you sick. This can include a farm, slaughterhouse, supplier, wholesaler, grocery store, restaurant and any other place that that handled the product before you ate it.
San Antonio Food Poisoning Injury Lawyers
The San Antonio food poisoning lawyers at Hill Law Firm have experience taking on some of the largest companies in the world in food-borne illnesses lawsuits. If you have been injured by food contamination or food poisoning, or if someone you love has been killed because of a food-borne illness, please contact a San Antonio food poisoning injury lawyer from Hill Law Firm today – (210) 960-3939.