American consumers have the benefit of knowing that there are strict regulations and federal agencies that exist to promote the safety of their food supply. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, people are too frequently sickened by the food that they eat. This can occur when the food that they purchase is contaminated with E. coli or other harmful bacteria, or when it was improperly prepared or stored.
When the problem is sufficiently widespread, a recall may be issued, but it is much more common that an individual or family will suffer in anonymity and without even being aware that they may have grounds for legal action. If you or your loved one has suffered a serious illness because you consumed toxic food, then we can help. Contact the Delaware contaminated food lawyers of Morris James Personal Injury Group at 302-655-2599.
Symptoms of Food Poisoning
Escherichia coli is a bacterial organism that is abundantly found in nature and can in some instances pose little or no threat to a person’s health. But there are strains of E. coli that are very aggressive and which may even threaten one’s life. Symptoms of E. coli infection may include unusually painful stomach cramps, diarrhea that becomes progressively bloodier, nausea, and vomiting.
Other forms of food poisoning are:
- Campylobacter jejuni
- Staphylococcus aureus
These illnesses can also have serious, even life-threatening effects on victims. No one should have to fear becoming ill from the food they consume. If you or a member of your family has been harmed by toxic food products, our Delaware contaminated food attorneys are ready to help.
The medical bills associated with a hospital stay that was necessitated by food poisoning can be financially crippling. A lawsuit may be able to help you make a swift and full recovery. Contact the Delaware injury attorneys of Morris James LLP at 302-655-2599.