Farms, restaurants, grocery stores and food companies have a responsibility to make sure that the food they produce is safe to eat. When they don’t, the people they serve suffer.
Millions of people experience a foodborne illness each year and around 5,000 die from food poisoning outbreaks. In all these cases, whoever provided the tainted food may be held responsible.
1. See a doctor. If you think you have food poisoning, you probably feel lousy. See a doctor immediately to get treatment and make sure your health doesn’t deteriorate any further. A doctor may also be able to help determine which food made you sick.
2. Determine which food made you sick. To build a strong food poisoning claim, you also need to determine which food made you sick and show that it was contaminated. Sometimes it is obvious—there maybe a large outbreak of food poisoning associated with something you ate and the link will already be established. If the cause is not obvious, try to save pieces of the suspected food for testing. If that’s not possible, try to save the container it came in, as well as the receipt proving you purchased the food.
3. Contact A Food Poisoning Lawyer. If you want to file a food poisoning lawsuit, contact a lawyer as soon as possible, because the statute of limitations (how long you have to file suit) doesn’t last long.
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