Food Poisoning and Foodborne Illness


Food poisoning and foodborne illness is a growing concern in our country. Such diseases as E. coli, Listeria, and Botulism pose serious health threats to every consumer in the United States. With this in mind, state and national governments have imposed strict health standards in the food industry. Those who market, sell, and distribute our food generally must adhere to these strict standards in the way they process, prepare, handle, and store it. Failure to do so may result in an individual becoming violently ill, potentially suffering long-term damage to their body, and possibly even death. Unfortunately, many people are injured as a result of negligence, poor sanitation practices, and contamination. When an individual suffers an injury that is the result of the improper processing, preparation, handling, or storage of food, they may be entitled to compensation from any liable party. Generally, liability for these types of claims includes the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of food products. Claims that revolve around food poisoning and foodborne illness often involve difficult aspects of both science and medicine. Because these claims involve interdisciplinary aspects that fall outside the scope of traditional law, it is important that you contact an attorney who is experienced in this field. Chester County attorney John P. Winicov has vast experience in these types of cases and he will provide expert representation in any food poisoning or foodborne illness claim. Mr. Winicov will be able to answer any important questions that you might have including: Should I save the food if I suspect it is contaminated? Should I take any pictures of the food? What happens if I no longer have the food? Should I notify the restaurant or grocery store if I suspect their food was contaminated? And all other questions you might have.


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