San Antonio Food Poisoning Attorney
With food recalls being announced every other week, food poisoning has become an often discussed issue in the media and other health and safety outlets. Government agencies and trade organizations are working feverishly to address the common causes of food poisoning in order to avoid future outbreaks. In light of the very serious dangers associated with food poisoning, it is important that consumers understand the risk associated with food poisoning and that the government and other regulatory agencies work to end the causes of food poisoning. The San Antonio food poisoning lawyers at Hill Law Firm have over 10 years of experience and success in handling food poisoning cases all over the state of Texas.
Few people understand the risks and dangers of food poisoning. The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of food-borne diseases. Many of these instances of food borne illnesses are completely preventable by the food industry. Instead, poor sanitary conditions in food processing plants, improper storage and handling, and other bad acts on behalf of the food industry cause many of people to get sick through no fault of their own. Some common questions regarding food poisoning include:
What is Food Poisoning?
Food poisoning (also known as food-borne illness) is any illness that results from eating contaminated food or being exposed to food contaminated with bacteria, chemicals or other pathogens. Food poisoning oftentimes will lead to sickness, but sometimes is very mild and goes unnoticed. Food poisoning is a reportable incident and is tracked by government agencies to contain, prevent, and control outbreaks.
How Prevalent is Contaminated Food?
Food poisoning is much more common than the average person understands. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or “CDC”) estimates that roughly 1 in 6 Americans will experience some degree of food poisoning in any given year. Unfortunately, in many years, thousands of people will die from food poisoning in the United States.
There are many different types of foods and industries that have a higher risk of food poisoning. The foods most typically associated with food borne illnesses and contamination include:
Types of Food Poisoning
There are many different types of food borne pathogens that cause illness. Some of the more common types include:
- Hepatitis A
- E. coli O157
- Clostridium perfringens
These pathogens can lead to serious injuries like hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), Pig-Bel disease and even death.
Contact our San Antonio Food Poisoning Lawyer
The food poisoning attorneys at Hill Law Firm have experience taking on some of the largest companies in the world in food-borne illnesses lawsuits. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries or wrongful death due to a food contamination or food poisoning, please call the experienced personal injury lawyers at Hill Law Firm today for questions or a free case evaluation. It is extremely important that you contact an attorney quickly to protect your rights.