When you go out to get a bite to eat or have decided to cook a meal for your family at home, the last thing you ever expect is that you may need an Akron food poisoning case attorney. However, we know that there are times when the carelessness or negligence of a company or individual can cause illness.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are going to help you get through this. Let our team get to work investigating what happened so we can secure the compensation you need right now.

What Can Happen Here?

When you hear about food poisoning, you probably think of someone with a stomachache, but it can be much more serious than that. The CDC estimates that around 48 million people are affected by foodborne illnesses each year in this country. In many cases, the people affected suffer no long-term effects, but around 128,000 of them are hospitalized. Approximately 3,000 people lose their lives each year due to foodborne illnesses.

So, if one out of every six people in the country gets sick each year due to the consumption of contaminated foods, we have to wonder how these incidents happen. We know that there are four basic ways that our food gets contaminated:

  1. Contamination during production: When food is being produced, whether we are talking about plant- or animal-based foods, it can become contaminated along the way due to water used for irrigation or drinking, animals consuming contaminated feed, and more.
  2. Contamination during processing: Most of the foods we eat, no matter how “organic” or natural go through some kind of processing. This processing can contaminate foods in various ways, such as cleaning and storage to packaging.
  3. Contamination during distribution: When a food product is being shipped and distributed to stores and consumers, it can experience various problems such as improper handling or improper temperatures during delivery.
  4. Contamination during preparation: The final step in the process of food production is the preparation process. This can take place in a restaurant or in a person’s personal home. Food should always be properly washed, prepared on clean surfaces, and cooked at appropriate temperatures.

There are various types of food poisoning, many of which you have heard about them. They include:

  • E.coli
  • Listeria
  • Norovirus
  • Salmonella
  • Botulism
  • Hepatitis A
  • And more

Let Us Get To Work

You should never have to worry about whether or not the food you or your loved ones eat will cause you harm. However, we know that the careless or negligent actions of the companies that make our food or the people who cook it can lead to illness.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve. That can include:

  • Coverage for your medical bills related to the illness
  • Lost income if you miss work while you recover
  • Pain and suffering as well as loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against the people responsible

If you need an Akron food poisoning case lawyer, please contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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