South Carolina Food Poisoning Lawyer
Food Poisoning Lawyer
Federal regulations and government health standards are put in place to make sure our food is safe for consumption. These regulations and standards ensure our food is properly produced, delivered, stored, and prepared. Unfortunately, these regulations and standards aren't always met. This can lead to contamination of food and food poisoning which makes consumers sick. When our food supply makes us sick, the responsible party needs to be held accountable for their failure.
If you have been the victim of significant food poisoning, you should seek the counsel of an experienced, South Carolina, food poisoning attorney. The team at Joe and Martin Injury Attorneys can help you recover monetary compensation for the poisoning that you received, pain and suffering, and any wages and future earnings lost.
Types of Food Poisoning
- Clostridium botulinum
- Giardia lamblia
- Hepatitis A
Causes of Food Poisoning
Contaminated and spoiled food and beverages can cause food poisoning. Food poisoning can happen at a restaurant or in your own home; from cooked, packaged, or raw foods. Foodborne sicknesses can be caused by a wide range of bacterial and viral pathogens, parasites, chemicals, and toxins. There are a number of possible causes for food poisoning. At its root, food poisoning is the result of food being contaminated. Contaminants can be introduced to the food in any number of manners, including:
- Unwashed hands
- Food being left out for too long
- Unsanitary utensils and cookware
- Improper storage
- Contact with raw foods
- Unsanitary growing or delivery methods
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has plenty of important safety information on food poisoning and how to prevent it, which can be viewed by clicking here.
The Source of Foodborne Illness
The long chain of the food supply is why foodborne illness occurs. Most food starts out being grown or raised on a farm where it's treated with chemicals and pesticides. It's then picked, processed, and shipped. Afterwards, it is stored and usually shipped again to restaurants and grocery stores. From there it is handled, prepared, and cooked. Many different people handle food along this long journey from farm to table, and any one of them could be responsible for contaminating it.
How Joe and Martin Can Help
Due to the seriousness of severe food poisoning and the many people involved in supplying you with contaminated food, it is very important that you hire an experienced food poisoning attorney like the ones at Joe and Martin. We utilize not only our own vast knowledge of food poisoning cases, but we also employ the service of expert investigators who can track the source of your food's contamination. It is in this way that we can identify the liable party and hold them accountable for their negligence and responsible for your full compensation.