In the case of a food-borne illness originating in a restaurant, a hospital, a hotel or other food-serving establishment, who is responsible from among the following?
- The food vendor that sold the contaminated food products to the establishment
- Safety inspectors who did not notice or report contamination
- The owner of the restaurant or other food-serving establishment
- The cook
- The server
- Other involved responsible parties such as a travel agency or tour guide service.
Answering this question is fundamental in a quest for compensation for someone injured through food poisoning. Contact our personal injury law firm if you were made sick or if your family member died as a result of any of the following as a result of food poisoning in Arkansas:
- E. coli
E. coli bacteria sends about 2,000 sufferers to hospitals in the United States annually. Some E. coli victims develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), resulting in kidney failure, central nervous system damage and, eventually, death. Hepatitis A, a communicative (contagious) disease, infects the liver. It often spreads from infected food handlers to consumers. Salmonella, an intestinal infection, is another common food-borne illness common in the United States. Consumption of undercooked eggs, raw milk, and contaminated meat and vegetables is a primary cause of food poisoning. It kills about 500 to 1,000 Americans each year.
If you or someone in your family has become seriously ill or died as a result of any of these food-borne illnesses, you deserve answers. You may be able to claim compensation for your losses.
An experienced personal injury attorney can be a great asset to you and your family at a stressful time. If Odom Law Firm represents you after a food poisoning incident in northwest Arkansas, you can count on us to work hard to get answers to the question of who was responsible, as well as other relevant questions:
- Was meat not cooked to correct temperatures?
- Were other types of health and safety violations a factor?
- What is the prognosis of the injured person?
- What medical care and/or time off work is the injured person likely to need to recover from the food illness as fully as possible?
Learn how we can help your family if a family member died after consuming contaminated food or if you or a loved one suffered from any type of food poisoning after eating out in northwest Arkansas. Perhaps your or your family member's food-borne illness originated from a food product purchased in a grocery store. Had a recall been issued by a private company or government authority, and the grocery store failed to remove the contaminated product from the shelves? Talk to an attorney to learn how to recover compensation in this situation.
Some law firms accept as many cases as they can and urge clients to accept settlements offered by the insurance carriers, regardless of how unreasonable they may be. In that respect, those firms are not much different from the insurance carriers themselves.
At the Odom Law Firm, we are here to fight until we have maximized the value of your claim. With more than 40 years of successful litigation practice, our law firm is in the advantageous position of being able to accept personal injury cases very selectively. This helps ensure that your case receives the attention it deserves.
If you have become ill and wonder if you have a valid food poisoning claim, contact us online or call our office locally at 479-439-9269 or toll free at 866-935-2070 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.