When you go out to eat, you expect to have a convenient, enjoyable experience. After all, restaurants are supposed to adhere to health codes that mean you can trust the food you eat. But despite the many laws that are supposed to protect you from eating contaminated food, foodborne illness remains shockingly common in the United States.
The Center for Disease Control estimates that 48 million Americans suffer from foodborne illnesses each year. Thousands of these are hospitalized. On average, about 3,000 Americans die of foodborne illness per year. Among the most common foodborne illnesses are norovirus, salmonella, C. perfringens, listeria, and campylobacter.
Sometimes these illnesses are the result of unsanitary conditions in kitchens or food preparation areas. Sometimes, they are the result of food distributors who are negligent in following safety protocols. You may have purchased the contaminated food in a restaurant, or you may have bought it from your local grocery store. In all cases, foodborne illness can be deeply unpleasant. Even minor cases of foodborne illness can result in missed wages or other inconvenience.
If you or a loved one recently experienced a foodborne illness, you do not have to suffer in silence. An experienced attorney can help you understand your options, including navigating your health insurance provider’s claim system or filing a lawsuit.
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You should be able to trust that the food you buy is healthy and safe. At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we bring years of experience to each client’s unique case. We understand the frustration that comes with foodborne illness and we will help you get the best possible outcome. Most of all, it is important to hold negligent food producers accountable for the products they sell.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss foodborne illnesses and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.