Food Poisoning

San Diego Food Poisoning Lawyers

Have You Recently Suffered a Foodborne Illness?

Picture of Food Poison ChartIllnesses from tainted foods afflict thousands of Americans every year and lead to untold numbers of hospital visits, lost work hours, injuries, and even fatalities. Food Poisoning is a serious, life-threatening problem, which has become an epidemic in the United States. Food poisoning can affect one person or it can occur as an outbreak in a group of people who happened to eat the same contaminated food.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that there are 76 million cases of food poisoning in the United States each year. Of these cases, approximately 300,000 people will be hospitalized and 5,000 people will die. Infants and the elderly are at the greatest risk for food poisoning. You are also at higher risk if you have a pre-existing serious medical condition, like kidney disease or diabetes, a weakened immune system.  You are also at higher risk if you travel outside of the U.S. where the food you eat is more exposed to the organisms that cause food poisoning.

There are strict standards for food products and food safety.  When those standards are not met it often leads to food poisoning, serious injury and possibly death. The Gould Firm will hold the negligent parties accountable if you become ill following consumption of food at home, on vacation, or at a restaurant. We will investigate the product to determine if you have a viable claim because food poisoning is not something to be taken lightly.

Common Food Products That Cause Illness Include:

  • Raw milk
  • Sushi
  • Tainted eggs
  • and other spoiled or improperly stored foods.

Food poisoning symptoms can range from simple flu-like gastro-intestinal irritation including diarrhea and stomach ache to more serious conditions that require hospitalization. The most well known pathogenic agents of foodborne illnesses include salmonella and E. coli bacteria. However, there are literally hundreds of foodborne viral, fungal, and bacterial toxins which can cause injury and illness. Typically, the medical detective work required to track down and treat these toxic agents can be quite involved.

If you believe that you may have suffered injury or illness case against a restaurant, food service company, airline, or other business, contact an experienced attorney at The Gould Firm today to discuss your potential claim.

The Gould Firm handles all food poisoning claims on a contingency basis. If you, or someone you care about, is the victim of a foodborne illness, you need a lawyer who understands food poisoning cases. We have the experience representing the victims of tainted foods and can help you to recover damages for the injuries you have suffered. Please call today. We are here to help.