The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.
Food Poisoning is a serious, life-threatening problem which has become rampant in the United States. Food poisoning can affect one person or it can occur as an outbreak in a group of people who all ate the same contaminated food.
Infants and elderly people have the greatest risk for food poisoning. You are also at higher risk if you have a serious medical condition, like kidney disease, diabetes, a weakened immune system, or if you travel outside of the U.S. to areas known for food poisoning cases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women have to be especially careful.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of food poisoning, please contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your food poisoning related injuries. Responsibility for your illness may also extend past the actual establishment to their vendors and distributors.
Here at ThePhillyLawyers we have experts who can help you figure out this complicated process.