Food Poisoning Injuries
Texas Food Poisoning Attorneys
Food poisoning injuries are extremely dangerous and difficult to handle. Determining the cause of the food poisoning, the exact contamination, and the number of people affected can be a very difficult task. Typically food poisoning is in the home setting. Occasionally, food poisoning results from the widespread distribution of contaminated food products by a restaurant or food processing company. If you think you have been injured as the result of contaminated food, please contact the Houston and San Antonio, Texas food poisoning attorneys at Hill Law Firm today.
What is Food Poisoning?
Food poisoning (also known as foodborne illness or foodborne disease) is any illness that results from eating contaminated food.
How Prevalent is Contaminated Food?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is “very.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or “CDC”) estimates that roughly 1 in 6 Americans contracts a foodborne illness each year, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.
In the 4th Quarter of 2012 alone, the Food and Drug Administration (or “FDA”) and private industry recalled the following adulterated food products:
- Pork and Sausage
- Peanut butter
- Peanuts, Pistachios, Hazelnuts, Walnuts and other nuts
- Red pepper
- Ice Cream
- Dog treats and dog food
What are the Different Types of Food Poisoning?
There are many types of food-borne pathogens that can make you sick. They include:
- E. coli O157
- Clostridium perfringens.
What are the Symptoms and Consequences of Food Poisoning?
Victims of food poisoning often suffer from symptoms, such as:
- Severe abdominal cramping
- Bloody stools
- Chronic Arthritis
- Kidney Failure
- Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (or “HUS”)
Depending on the bacteria or virus that you’ve been exposed to, the incubation period (time from eating the adulterated food to the time of the first symptom) can range from a few hours to several days.
What Experience Does Hill Law Firm Have Representing Victims of Food Poisoning?
The Texas Food Poisoning Attorneys at Hill Law Firm have represented in excess of 1,000 victims of food poisoning in that past decade. Clients were located in numerous states throughout the United States. Some past food poisoning cases have allowed Hill Law Firm attorneys to inspect food plants, where evidence of bird, rodent, insect and vermin infestation was found. The work of Hill Law Firm led to safer food and improved safety at major food processing plants. If you have been affected by food poisoning, call the Texas Food Poisoning Attorneys at Hill Law Firm today for a free consultation.