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 compensation.

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) 529-6701 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 Box restaurants.
  • 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 untreated.
  • 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.

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