Wisconsin Food Poisoning Attorney
The Centers for Disease Control estimate foodborne illnesses cause 76 million illnesses and result in 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths yearly in the United States.
While there are many food-training programs in place, sometimes the places we trust to nourish our bodies and to handle our food and drinks with the utmost care fail to exercise that care, leaving our food contaminated.
Many contaminants can accidentally be introduced to the food and drinks we consume including:
- Poisonous chemicals
- Bacteria, such as Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 ( click here to learn more)
Some very serious contaminations may result in lifelong medical problems. Food and drinks may become contaminated with these or viruses in a number of ways. Some meat and chicken can become contaminated with pathogens found in feces or in intestinal contents of animals in the slaughterhouse when proper care is not practiced.
Fruits and vegetables can become contaminated if sprayed or irrigated with water contaminated with animal or human sewage. Those who work in the food industry may contaminate food and beverages if they fail to practice proper hygiene, fail to wear proper clothing, or prepare food when they are sick.
Call Us About Your Food Contamination Case
It is important to begin an investigation immediately upon becoming ill in order to preserve crucial evidence necessary to pinpoint the source of the contamination. If you or your loved one has been wrongly and seriously injured or a loved one has died due to contaminated food, you need a team of experienced and compassionate lawyers to help you. Our team fought for and obtained the largest settlement for a food-borne illness case in Wisconsin, recovering $13.5 million when a family's 3-year-old daughter died 11 days after eating a piece of contaminated food at a Milwaukee restaurant.
It won't cost you any more to get a great lawyer. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.