Chicago Food Poisoning Attorneys

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Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers Assisting With Foodborne Illness Cases Throughout the U.S.

People in the United States expect a certain level of safety in our daily lives, including the food that we eat. Unfortunately, far too many people are injured by eating contaminated foods. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that one in every six Americans contracts a foodborne illness each year, and food poisoning results in 125,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths on an annual basis.

The personal injury attorneys of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC understand the harm that food poisoning can cause, and we are dedicated not only to helping those injured by contaminated food receive the compensation they deserve, but also to ensuring that steps are taken to enhance safety in the United States and prevent these injuries from occurring in the first place.

Common Foodborne Diseases

Food poisoning is caused by bacteria, viruses, and other parasites spread through contaminated food. Some of the most common pathogens that are contracted in this manner include:

  • E. Coli - This bacteria is often spread through undercooked meat or poultry, unpasteurized milk or cheese, raw vegetables, and fruits, or contaminated water. It can cause severe intestinal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, headaches, sore muscles, and in some cases, life-threatening kidney failure.
  • Salmonella - This bacteria is often found in undercooked meat, poultry, or eggs or unpasteurized milk or juice. It can cause severe diarrhea, infections of the blood and organs, and reactive arthritis.
  • Norovirus - This contagious virus is spread through food or water that has come into contact with someone who has been infected. It can cause inflammation of the stomach and intestines, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration.
  • Botulism - This toxin attacks the nervous system, and it can be spread through improperly canned or preserved foods. It can lead to muscle paralysis and difficulty breathing.
  • Hepatitis A - This virus is spread through food contaminated by contact with a person who is infected. It can cause fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, joint pain, and jaundice.

Foodborne illnesses can be spread by the negligence of workers at restaurants, grocery stores, or food manufacturers and distributors. Staff members who do not properly wash their hands, clean cooking surfaces and utensils, or cook food to the correct temperature can cause serious harm to consumers.

Contact Our Illinois Foodborne Illness Attorneys

Contaminated food can cause a great deal of harm to people who consume it, and those who are responsible for food poisoning injuries may be held liable for the damages caused by their negligence. At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, our Chicago food poisoning lawyers can help you understand the steps you should take to demonstrate the extent of your injuries, establish liability, receive the compensation you deserve, and protect others from being harmed. To schedule a free consultation, contact us at 312-605-8800.

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