When you are suffering from food poisoning, you may likely feel inexplicably and violently sick after eating. Symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pains, fainting, and in some severe cases – death. If you fear you may have food poisoning, seek immediate medical attention to determine the source of your sickness. The most common types of food poisoning are salmonella, E. Coli, shigella, campylobacter, and botulism. Food poisoning can occur from any type of food from from groceries to fast-food restaurants, even to fine-dining establishments. Meat, dairy products, fresh produce, and packaged foods are the main culprits for food poisoning and can occur for various reasons such as pesticide used on produce, food handlers not washing their hands properly, leaving food at room temperature for extended periods of time, failing to wash equipment properly, and more.
In addition to confirming that you are indeed suffering from food poisoning from a specific food, you must also determine the source of that tainted food. The contamination could occur at any level in the supply chain and can be difficult to track. The attorneys at Kundani & Chang LLP have handled cases that involved investigations with the Center for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, as well as international distribution centers. We can help you track the source of the contamination, establish your case against the negligent party, and aggressively advocate on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.