Food Poisoning

E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria and the Norovirus are some of the many food poisoning culprits that exist. These infections often result in diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, or worse. In some cases, these symptoms resolve in a few days. In other cases, however, individuals may experience severe symptoms resulting in organ damage, coma, and even death. Foodborne illnesses should always be taken seriously as what may result in an illness in one individual can be fatal to another.

Food poisoning can occur when food is improperly handled during the manufacturing process or is not cooked or held at proper temperatures. Salmonella, for example, can be caused by undercooking eggs or meat. E. coli can be transmitted through improperly handled food. Sometimes food poisoning affects many individuals within a short period of time. When these cases occur, we are often able to determine a common point of contact where infection occurred. In such cases, we may be able to hold businesses or restaurants accountable.

Food poisoning cases can be a bit tricky as we all eat numerous times throughout the day, and exposure to dangerous bacteria can occur in many ways.  Our experienced food poisoning attorney understands the various methods of transmission and can help determine when exposure occurred. We will work with experts to analyze medical records to determine the type of food poisoning that occurred. We can, in turn, narrow down the potential methods of transmission. At the Ochs Law Firm, we take food poisoning seriously. We understand that what may produce stomach symptoms in one individual may be life-threatening in another. That’s why we handle all food poisoning cases with the utmost care and concern, and work to seek fair compensation.