Food Poisoning Lawyers in Boston
Learn About Your Options for Legal Action
Every year, about 1 in every 6 people in the country gets sick from foodborne illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”). The Boston personal injury attorneys at Mitcheson & Lee are dedicated to representing victims of food poisoning. We understand the difficulty this can cause you and your family. Our attorneys have won many personal injury cases over the years. We are confident that we can help you get justice and compensation.
Contact us today at (617) 934-3207 to start discussing your case with an attorney during a free consultation.
Food Poisoning Facts
The CDC recognizes 31 major pathogens that cause foodborne illness in the U.S. The most common pathogens starting with the most common are:
- Nontyphoidal Salmonella ssp.
- Clostridium Perfringens.
- Campylobacter ssp.
Meat and poultry are some of the most common sources of foodborne illnesses. A person could become infected in various ways, including but not limited to:
- Consuming undercooked or raw meat.
- Consuming food prepared by people who did not adequately wash their hands, kitchen supplies and utensils, or surfaces that came in contact with harmful bacteria or viruses.
- Consuming food that is not stored at the appropriate temperature.
- Consuming food that came in contact with contaminated water.
We Are Experienced Investigators
Food poisoning could be particularly difficult to litigate without professional personal injury attorneys experienced in food poisoning cases. There may be more than one party that could be held liable for infecting a consumer with a foodborne illness, such as the establishment that sold the contaminated food, the person preparing the food, and the manufacturers who supply a restaurant with the raw ingredients. You or a loved one may have been food poisoned if you or a loved one experienced one or more of these symptoms within hours of consuming food prepared by someone other than yourself:
- Watery Diarrhea.
- Abdominal Pain and Cramps.
- Excessive Thirst.
At Mitcheson & Lee LLP, our knowledgeable food poisoning attorneys in Boston are ready to protect your rights and obtain justice for you as well as your loved ones. To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact us online or call (617) 934-3207.