Long Island Food Poisoning Lawyers
Representing Victims of Contaminated & Spoiled Foods
In the U.S., we rely upon a number of parties to ensure that our food is
properly prepared and safe to eat. When these parties fail in their duty,
the consequences can be deadly. If you or a loved one has suffered illness
due to contaminated or otherwise spoiled food, you may have grounds for
At Laurence A. Silverman, Esq., our Long Island food poisoning attorneys
have extensive experience with these types of claims, and take great pride
in helping injury victims and their families. When you retain our firm,
you can trust that your case is in the hands of a skilled attorney who
knows how to get results.
You deserve compensation for the illness and injury you’ve suffered.
Call (631) 925-2117 today to learn how we can help.
Common Types of Food Poisoning
Food poisoning is typically caused by a bacteria, virus, or in some cases,
a fungal mold. Most of these pathogens are commonly found on and in food
products, but are killed or rendered harmless through proper preparation.
In many instances, improper handling of the food leads to cross-contamination
and serious illness.
Some of the most common types of food poisoning include:
E. Coli – One of the most notorious food-borne bacteria, E. coli is commonly found
in ground beef, as well as spinach, lettuce, and other leafy greens. E.
coli has been responsible for some of the most widespread food poisoning
outbreaks in history, such as the infamous 1993 outbreak at Jack in the
Hepatitis A – The only viral illness on this list, Hepatitis A, is also one of the most
deadly. This illness can cause major liver damage, and even death if left
Listeria – Listeriosis, caused by Listeria, can be an especially deadly bacterial illness.
It commonly impacts newborns, pregnant women, and senior citizens, and
is known to cause miscarriages and birth defects.
Salmonella – Salmonella poisoning is what most people think of when they hear the term
“food poisoning,” and is one of the more common food-borne
illneses. Salmonella poisoning is caused by a bacteria commonly found
in chicken and other poultry.
All four of these illnesses, as well as many others, are easily preventable
through proper food handling and food safety procedures. Hepatitis A,
for example, is most commonly caused by a food handler not washing their
hands after using the restroom. If you have suffered illness due to the
irresponsible behavior of another, you have a right to seek justice.
Hold negligent food handlers and processors accountable for the illness
they cause. Get started with a
free case evaluation today.
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When pursuing these claims, it is important to hold all liable parties
accountable for their negligence. This can include food manufacturers,
processors, restaurants, and others involved in the food chain. The complexity
of these lawsuits makes it especially important to retain an experienced
Long Island food poisoning attorney with a record of success. For more
than 40 years, we have defended the rights and interests of injury victims
– call us today to learn how we can help you.
Want to discuss your case with our Long Island food poisoning attorneys?
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