San Jose Food Poisoning Lawyers
Filing a Claim for Just Compensation
Foodborne illnesses are infections caused by bacteria and viruses that
are present on food and in beverages. This contaminated food can make
a person ill, and can even lead to health issues that require seeing a
physician. Similarly, poisonous chemicals and other toxins can also find
their way onto the surface of food, and make unsuspecting consumers of
that food ill in the same manner that bacteria and viruses can, except
the effects of the toxins can be even more dangerous.
According to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people, "after eating contaminated food, can develop anything from
a short, mild illness, often mistakenly referred to as
food poisoning, to life-threatening disease. CDC estimates that 76 million Americans
get sick, more than 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 people die from
foodborne illnesses each year."
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Foodborne illnesses can result from a variety of bacteria:
Salmonella: found in the intestines of birds, reptiles, and mammals, its symptoms
include fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps
E. Coli: found in cow fecal matter, its symptoms include fever, diarrhea, and
abdominal cramps, but can lead to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) that
can cause anemia, profuse bleeding, and kidney failure
Calicivirus: typically passed from one infected person to another, not via animal,
and results in acute gastrointestinal illness, characterized by vomiting
Campylobacter: found in the intestines of birds, such as chickens, its symptoms include
fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps, and is the most common cause of
Toxins, such as pesticides, may also affect food, rendering individuals
who consume it ill upon digestion. Furthermore, other poisonous substances,
particularly those substances that are natural, may either afflict or
come into contact with food, posing the potential risk of human consumption
that can result in illness.
Causes of Food Poisoning
Though foodborne illness can occur out of sheer accident, often times it
is the result of negligence of some kind. Individuals who grow food have
an obligation to keep their food safe, and must disclose to distributers
and consumers when pesticides have been used on the food while it was
growing and being harvested.
Workers in the food processing industry have an obligation to maintain
proper hygienic habits, and should always exercise the utmost in care
when handling food products. Servers in restaurants are also required
to adopt clean habits, not allowing themselves to infect the food with
their own germs or germs that may be present in a restaurant, yet are
easily preventable through proper upkeep of workspaces and food staging areas.
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If you or a loved one has suffered from some sort of food poisoning that
has adversely affected your well-being, don't hesitate to contact
our foodborne illness lawyers at
Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP. Our skilled
San Jose personal injury attorneys will examine the details concerning your accident, will work to hold negligent
parties accountable for their actions, and will seek monetary damages
on your behalf to help assist with the costs associated with your accident.
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