Alabama Food Poisoning Lawyer
Food safety is regulated through the Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA. They must approve and monitor all food labeling and warning standards. Despite the government supervision, food poisoning injuries and deaths still happen because of spoiled food products.
Bacteria and viruses cause food poisoning, as can toxic chemicals like pesticides. According to the Center for Disease Control about 325,000 people become sick from food poisoning and go to the hospital every year and over 5,000 people die each year from food contamination. Usually this is due to eating in a restaurant or food purchased at a grocery store. Some of the pathogens that contaminate food and water and can leave you with a debilitating illness are E. Coli, Salmonella, Botulism, Listeria, Shigella, Hepatitis A, Norovirus, HUS, and Campylobacter.
A serious case of food contamination can leave an individual very seriously ill and can result in long term or permanent injuries, lost wages, and other issues. Call us at (205) 201-1789 for a free consultation with an Alabama Food Poisoning Lawyer if you suspect that you or a loved one has become seriously ill due to food or water contamination.+