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Food Poisoning Lawyer


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Food PoisoningFor most people, food poisoning usually results in a very unpleasant sickness that lasts for a day or two. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 128,000 Americans are hospitalized annually due to foodborne illnesses and about 3,000 people die from eating tainted or contaminated food each year. While the very young, the very old, and those who are ill are at higher risk for suffering serious complications, people of all ages and health profiles can be seriously harmed by eating defective food products.

At Van Sant Law, LLC, we take such cases very seriously. Our Atlanta food poisoning lawyers understand that eating contaminated food can be extremely harmful or even deadly. We also understand that the company, party, or entity that supplied the contaminated food has a legal responsibility to compensate those who were harmed by their negligence.

​Foodborne Illnesses & Complications

Food poisoning occurs when a person eats a product contaminated by a toxin, parasite, bacteria, or virus. Food can become contaminated in a number of different ways, such as during production, processing, preparation, or storage. For example, spinach may become tainted with bacteria while being processed and packaged, while undercooked chicken could cause a foodborne illness in a restaurant patron.

Foodborne illnesses are commonly caused by the following bacteria, viruses, and parasites

  • Campylobacter
  • Cyclospora
  • E. coli
  • Listeria
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Vibrio
  • Norovirus
  • Rotavirus
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Giardia

In the estimated 43 million cases of food poisoning in the United States each year, victims will suffer from nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. In some cases, serious complications will arise, including:

  • Severe dehydration
  • The spread of infection
  • Meningitis
  • High fever
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Joint, skin, or eye inflammation
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)
  • Kidney failure
  • Organ failure
  • Neurological symptoms
  • Coma
  • Death

Complications are more common in children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. In addition, pregnant women who contract foodborne illnesses may be at risk for miscarriage or other serious, life-threatening complications. If you were a victim of a foodborne illness, contact one of our skilled Atlanta food poisoning attorneys to bring you the justice and compensation you deserve!

Who Is at Fault for Food Poisoning Incidents?

When we take on a food poisoning injury claim, we immediately examine the facts and establish who was at fault for the patient’s injury. In some cases, one or more of the following parties could  be found negligent:

  • Food companies
  • Restaurants
  • Food retailers (such as grocery stores)
  • Schools, nursing homes, or other organizations that serve food

Food manufacturers and retailers have a legal responsibility to properly prepare, process, and store their products. If a food manufacturer or retailer’s negligence or carelessness causes poisoning and illness, they may be liable for monetary damages. It is very important to hire an experienced food poisoning law firm in Atlanta, GA, who can fight for your rights.

Get Expert Legal Help From Our Atlanta Food Poisoning Attorneys

Van Sant Law, LLC, is a personal injury firm with extensive experience in handling food poisoning claims. Foodborne illness cases can be extremely complex and often require expert testimony from medical specialists. During  your case, we must prove that the manufacturer or seller of the food was negligent in processing or selling the food, that the negligence resulted in the contamination, and that the contamination caused injury.

Our Atlanta food poisoning law firm will conduct a thorough investigation of your case and provide the competent legal counsel and representation that you need when seeking damages for your injuries. Personal injury benefits may include compensation for  lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses. Contact us at any one of our locations in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Athens, CummingDuluth, Lawrenceville, Sandy Springs, and Gainesville to discuss your case with a food poisoning lawyer.

Please Note: An Overnight Hospital Stay Is a Requirement for Our Firm to Accept Any Food Poisoning Case

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