Florida’s food system is a strict collaboration between multiple
municipal, state, and federal departments of government. They are responsible
for setting guidelines and ensuring that manufacturers, distributors,
and food handlers adhere to them.
But inspectors cannot be everywhere at all times. Occasionally, the negligence
of people in the food industry leads to product contamination that can
cause severe illness among consumers. When that happens, victims need
an Orlando personal injury lawyer to fight for their rights.
What is Food Poisoning?
Food poisoning is a term used to describe sickness derived from the consumption
of contaminated food items. A contaminant is often thought of as harmful
bacteria, which is most often the culprit behind foodborne illness. However,
other organisms can cause food poisoning too, including parasites, viruses,
molds, and toxins.
Symptoms may vary depending on the type of contaminant consumed; but they
often include days of painful abdominal cramping, diarrhea, fever, and
vomiting. In severe cases, food poisoning has led to hospitalization,
long term health complications, and even death.
The most common cause of food poisoning in the U.S. is salmonella. Other
common contaminants include the norovirus, E. coli, and listeria. These
organisms often make it into the food supply due to irresponsible food
handling, storage, and preparation practices.
If you or someone you know has developed the symptoms of food poisoning
after eating in a restaurant or consuming a recalled food product, you
need a personal injury lawyer on your side. Contact the office of Todd
Miner Law today for a
free case evaluation. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve.