Scottsdale Food Poisoning Lawyer

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Scottsdale Food Poisoning Attorney

Each year in the United States, thousands of people suffer from food poisoning. Food poisoning can happen because of contaminated food that a person eats at a restaurant, food truck, entertainment venue, or other public facility that services food. A person can also suffer from food poisoning because the food they purchased at the store is contaminated.

Our Scottsdale food poisoning lawyer represents clients who have suffered illnesses and injuries because of foodborne illnesses. Victims who have suffered from a foodborne illness may be entitled to receive compensation for their injuries and damages.

Identifying the Source of the Food Poisoning

To hold a negligent party liable for damages, a food poisoning lawyer must identify the source of the foodborne illness. It is extremely important to act quickly to conduct a thorough investigation into how the person consumed food that made that person ill. The attorney handling the case should obtain samples of the contaminated food and preserve such samples as evidence of the source of the food poisoning.

For these reasons, a person suffering from a foodborne illness should seek immediate medical attention and contact a Scottsdale food poisoning attorney as quickly as possible to begin the investigation.

Types of Foodborne Illnesses

There are many different types of foodborne illnesses that a person can suffer after contracting food poisoning. Some of the common pathogens that cause foodborne illnesses include E. coli, norovirus, listeria, salmonella, toxoplasma, campylobacter, and clostridium perfrigens. Any of these pathogens can cause serious and life-threatening medical conditions.

Some of the adverse health conditions and illnesses that may develop from ingesting the above pathogens include:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Listeriosis
  • Botulism
  • Acute viral hepatitis A
  • Norovirus gastroenteritis
  • Toxoplasmosis

The above list is not an exhaustive list of foodborne illnesses that can be caused by eating contaminated food or foods that were prepared or handled improperly. Our firm handles cases involving such foodborne illnesses in addition to other food poisoning claims.

Contact a Scottsdale Food Poisoning Attorney for Assistance

Contact our office by calling 480-802-8232 to request a free consultation with a food poisoning lawyer.