Food Poisoning Lawsuit in San Jose
Food Poisoning Statistics
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year approximately 1 in 6 Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne illnesses. Most people recover from food poisoning within a few day however, it can be life-threatening or fatal for the young, old and those with compromised immune systems. If you were harmed by food poisoning in San Jose, we may be able to file a food poisoning lawsuit on your behalf.
Food Poisoning Information
Food poisoning causes more than 125,000 hospitalizations and approximately 3,000 deaths nationwide each year, according to the CDC. Whether it is Shigella, Salmonella, E. Coli, Listeria or another type of bacteria, the effects can be severe and even deadly.
Often, the contamination occurs long before the food reaches the consumer. Recent food recalls of produce, black pepper, beef, peanut butter, salami and others are examples of cases where the food was contaminated before it was offered for sale to retailers and consumers. In other cases, food may be stored improperly, whether in a warehouse, supermarket or restaurant.
Recognizing a need for consumer awareness, the United States Department of Agriculture recently released a publication entitled, “Food Safety and Security: What Consumers Need to Know.” The consumer guide discusses what consumers need to know about handling food safely, foodborne illness, product recalls, keeping food safe during emergencies, how long foods can be kept safely, keeping the food supply secure, risks of internal contamination, and information on reporting possible food tampering. The goal is to educate consumers in hopes of reducing the number of food poisoning cases in the United States.
How Do I File a Food Poisoning Lawsuit?
Needham Kepner & Fish LLP is currently accepting food poisoning lawsuit claims in San Jose, California. If you or somebody you know has become severely ill or died, you should contact our food poisoning lawsuit lawyers immediately. Our attorneys can be reached at 1-408-956-6949 to discuss your food poisoning case.