Food poisoning is a common problem in the U.S. Every year 50 million Americans (1 in 6) fall ill due to food poisoning. What’s more, 3.000 people die and 128.000 are hospitalized yearly for having eaten contaminated food. Food poisoning can take place at any stage of the food chain, from production to preparation. And the most common food groups to lead to poisoning are produce, meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, fish and shellfish.
Since this kind of illness only presents itself several hours or days after the ingestion of contaminated food and is generally followed by mild symptoms, suing the restaurant is not worth it due to the absence of proof. However, when several people have fallen ill after eating a certain product or at a certain place, an investigation is triggered. In these cases, the common pathogens to blame are E.coli or Salmonella, which can require hospitalization. When this happens, you can contact an injury attorney like Terry Bryant to help you get an appropriate compensation to help you cover your medical bills.
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