Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, occurs when you eat contaminated food. Infectious organisms—including bacteria, viruses and parasites—or their toxins are the most common causes, and they can result in a host of gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 48 million people suffer from food poisoning each year. As a result of this staggering statistic, it is often necessary to contact a Knoxville food poisoning lawyer to provide professional and compassionate legal representation and get you the compensation you need.
Contact The Bowlin Law Firm online or at (865) 325-0883 today.
Food can become contaminated by a number of different factors, such as coming into contact with certain bacteria or improper handling and preparation. Some of the more common types of food poisoning include:
At The Bowlin Law Firm, we represent clients who have been food poisoned due to tainted beef, contaminated poultry/eggs/milk, unsanitary restaurant conditions, inadequate hand washing, tainted frozen dinners, and back-dated meat or fish.
Not feeling well after dinner at a new restaurant isn’t a good enough reason to pursue a lawsuit. Food poisoning can be difficult to prove because it may be tough to trace to exactly what it was that caused the illness. This is even more of a battle if there has been a time delay between eating the food and exhibiting symptoms. However, it’s easier to prove if many other people have come down with food poisoning by eating the same contaminated food.
In order bring a successful claim, you must show that the food you ate was contaminated, and that it made you ill. If you do have a personal injury case on your hands, you can recover damages for medical bills, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, pain and suffering and emotional distress. In rare cases, death can result from food poisoning and a loved one may be able to file a wrongful death case against the liable business.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a foodborne illness, contact our Knoxville personal injury attorneys at The Bowlin Law Firm for help. We can help you trace the origins of the contaminated food and pinpoint who was responsible for making you sick. Our team can then use this information to help build a robust argument for your compensation claim.
Call (865) 325-0883 or contact us online today to speak with a lawyer.