Product manufacturers, employers, restaurants, food manufacturers, growers, distributors, and handlers all have a legal obligation to take all reasonable measures to protect consumers against the dangers of food poisoning. When this doesn’t happen, victims are entitled to take legal action, and our Salt Lake City food poisoning attorneys can help.
If your health suffered from exposure to E. coli, salmonella, or another type of foodborne illness that was contracted due to third-party negligence, you can – and should – contact a lawyer about the legal options available to you. During a free consultation with a member of our team at Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson, you can learn more about how to hold the responsible party liable. Contact our Salt Lake City personal injury attorneys for more information: (801) 901-3470.
For more information about foodborne illnesses and legal cases, read our blog, “From Field to Fork to Fairness: Maximizing Damages in a Foodborne Illness Case.”
Legal Help for Victims of Foodborne Illnesses
Foodborne illnesses have generated banner headlines in the media. From spinach to peanuts, seemingly harmless and popular food items can become dangerous and deadly when shortcuts are taken, regulations are ignored, inspections are disregarded, and/or protocols are not followed. Such negligence creates a deadly recipe for disaster.
Many times, a food poisoning claim involves more than one company, and the injuries are anything but minor. When companies are negligent in the way they grow, harvest, manufacture, package, distribute, prepare, and/or serve food products to the public, it can result in the food being contaminated with E. coli, listeria, or salmonella, to name a few. These contaminants are deadly and can dramatically affect your health.
Common symptoms of food poisoning include:
- Bloody or watery diarrhea
- Abdominal cramps and pain
According to reports from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are more than 48 million cases of food-borne illness reported every year, the most serious of which result in hospitalization (128,000) and/or death (3,000). The most severe consequences of foodborne pathogens include:
- Severe dehydration requiring intravenous fluids. If left untreated, dehydration from food poisoning can lead to shock, organ damage, or even coma.
- Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a rare disease affecting mostly children. Serious cases of HUS can result in the sudden and temporary loss of kidney function, known as acute renal failure. It can also affect the central nervous system and other organs in the body.
- Chronic disorders such as reactive arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
- Increased risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and kidney problems after recovering from food poisoning.
At Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson, we only take on the most serious and complex food poisoning cases where victims sustained serious health issues, such as severe digestive problems and/or kidney failure. We are not afraid to face off against large, high-profile companies in the food and restaurant industries, if it means obtaining maximum compensation for our clients.
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Our team at Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson is backed by decades of combined experience. Together, we have successfully secured over $400 million since opening our doors in 2000. We have helped victims across Utah secure the full and fair compensation entitled to them after being wrongfully harmed by a negligent third party, and we are prepared to do the same for you.
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