Food poisoning are not something you would want to leave unchecked. Whenever people have the symptoms of food poisoning such as bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, and others, they often fail to recognize the real danger of their condition. You may have consumed contaminated food, and your life may be in danger.
Our Los Angeles product liability attorney from the JML Law warns that contaminated foods and food poisoning are not something you would want to joke around with. Food poisoning is not some illusory or distant thing that should not both you. In fact, it is more real than you think.
Statistics shows that more than 5,000 Americans die of foodborne diseases every year, while there are about 76 million illnesses caused by foodborne diseases.
What you may not have known about food contamination and food poisoning is that all parties in the food industry, including but not limited to restaurants, cafes, food suppliers, and grocers, have a legal duty to comply with federal and state health and safety guidelines in Los Angeles and other cities of California.
Sadly, some companies and individuals who have that duty fail to prevent or reduce food contamination, and, as a result, people get injured (and even die).
Any negligence, carelessness, and recklessness regarding the preparation and sales of food are taken seriously by California courts, which is why you may want to consult a Los Angeles product liability lawyer if you have been injured as a result of food poisoning and want to recover damages.
What is food contamination anyway and why does it occur in the first place? Causes of food contamination vary greatly from one case to another, but the most common reasons why people get food poisoning (and can end up being hospitalized) are because responsible parties in the food industry:
As we have mentioned above, most people in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California fail to recognize the real symptoms of food poisoning and foodborne disease and downplay the seriousness of these symptoms (hoping they are temporary).
Our Los Angeles product liability attorney from the JML Law has outlined some of the most common symptoms of food poisoning that typically manifest themselves within two to six hours of eating contaminated or otherwise harmful food:
If you believe that you have food poisoning and/or you have consumed contaminated or otherwise harmful food, seek the immediate legal advice of our product liability lawyer at the JML Law.