California Food Poisoning Lawyers

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Our experienced and highly skilled California Food Poisoning Lawyers and staff at Bisnar Chase strive everyday to provide the utmost professional and compassionate legal representation you can get.

If you believe that you became ill after eating a certain food, please contact your local health department, which can be found on this Directory of Local Health Departments, file a report and be ready to answer any questions officials may ask you.

You should also make sure that you protect your own legal rights by calling an experienced California Personal Injury Lawyer who has successfully handled food poisoning cases in your area.

Our legal team know what it takes to prove these types of cases and hold negligent food manufacturers, retail outlets and restaurants accountable.

We understand the amount of physical pain and emotional trauma food-borne illnesses can cause not only to the victim, but also his or her family.

If you or someone you know has suffered food poisoning as the result of a contaminated or defective food product, please contact us at 949-203-3814 for a free and comprehensive consultation.

Food-Borne Illnesses

meat bacteriaFood poisoning is a common, sometimes life-threatening problem for millions in the United States, which occurs as a result of consuming contaminated food. People infected with pathogens may be symptom-free or may have symptoms ranging from mild intestinal discomfort to severe dehydration and bloody diarrhea.

Depending on the type and severity of the infection, individuals could even suffer internal organ damage or die as a result of food poisoning. Some of the most common food-borne illnesses are infections caused by bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella, listeria and botulism.

Food Poisoning Statistics

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly one in six Americans suffer from food poisoning each year. Of the 48 million people who become sick every year, about 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die. Other findings from 2011 include:

Food Poisoning Symptoms

Food poisoning can be very serious. Symptoms of food poisoning can leave an individual debilitated and stuck between the bed and bathroom for days. Dehydration is a very serious risk of food poisoning and if hydration is unable to take place, hospitalization might be necessary.

What To Do If You Have Food Poisoning

There are several steps you would be well advised to take if you suspect food poisoning.

Liability and Damages

Food poisoning victims can pursue financial compensation from the party or parties responsible for the contamination. Potentially liable parties in food poisoning cases include food distributors, restaurants, suppliers, growers and processors.

Food contamination can occur if the food is not prepared or stored properly or if the place where the food is made or processed is unsanitary.

Victims in such cases can pursue compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, diagnostic testing, pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Preventing Food-Borne Illnesses

There are several steps you can take to prevent food poisoning and cross contamination of foods at home:

Legal Representation for Food Poisoning

The California Food Poisoning Lawyers here at Bisnar Chase have been representing and winning cases for over 39 years. The skill and experience obtained by our attorneys, paralegals and other law firm staff are superior and guarantee your success in getting maximum compensation, or you don't pay.

We have established a 96% success rat and have won over $500 Million for our clients. Going to dinner with the family should not be a