We hear about food poisoning cases on the news, especially if there is an outbreak of illnesses caused by contaminated foods. However, you probably never think you will need a Toledo food poisoning case attorney. Whether you are cooking a meal at home or heading out to dinner at a restaurant, you expect your food to be safe.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we know that cases of food poisoning happen and we are here for you when you need us. Our team will get to work investigating what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve.

What Kinds Of Poisoning Are We Talking About?

How many of the following have you heard of before?

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

Did you know that the CDC estimates that around 48 million people get sick from contaminated foods each year? Out of those, approximately 128,000 people are hospitalized and around 3,000 are killed. So many of these illnesses and fatalities could be prevented. Those who get sick with food poisoning are often left with major medical bills. In many cases, they face long recovery times and even long-term effects on their health.

How Does This Happen?

When we talk about how food poisoning happens, we have to examine the totality of a portion of food’s cycle, from production to consumption. There are four basic steps a portion of food goes through, all of which can lead to contamination and foodborne illnesses. They include contamination during:

  • Production – a portion of food, whether plant or animal based, could be contaminated due to the feed or an animal consumes, water used for field irrigation, and more.
  • Processing – as a portion of food is being processed, it does through many phases: slaughter or harvesting, storage, packaging, etc. It can become contaminated at each of these steps.
  • Distribution – when a portion of food is en route to its destination, it could experience temperature fluctuations in delivery vehicles or in temporary storage facilities or it could be improperly handled.
  • Preparation – as a portion of food is being prepared, it needs to be washed properly and cooked at appropriate temperatures to prevent contamination. Those who are preparing foods need to ensure they are using properly cleaned tools and surfaces and should have clean hands.

How We Can Help

We know that the last thing you ever expected to happen was that you or a loved one would get sick due to the food you eat. However, if your food poisoning was caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person, please seek legal assistance. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we will get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure compensation for the following:

  • Your medical expenses related to the illness
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against the people responsible
    • Company or manufacturer of the food
    • Restaurant or food preparer

When you need a Toledo food poisoning case lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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