Types of Food-Borne Illness

Food-borne illnesses are frighteningly common in the United States, and the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 6 Americans suffer from food poisoning every year. Although most of these illnesses merely result in a few days of discomfort, some types of food-borne pathogens can be much more dangerous. In fact, according to the CDC, about 128,000 victims of food poisoning require hospitalization annually, and 3,000 people die due to related complications. In these instances, victims of unsafe food products and containers may be entitled to take legal action against the person or party at fault for their suffering.

Common Causes of Food Poisoning

When food products are improperly handled, prepared, or packaged, it can introduce a variety of disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and parasites to the items. Some of the most common causes of food poisoning include:

  • Salmonella
  • Botulism
  • E. coli
  • Campylobacter
  • Listeria
  • Norovirus

It is the responsibility of food product and food container manufacturers to ensure that their items are safe for consumers to use. When food items carry hazardous pathogens due to food manufacturer negligence, victims of the food-borne illnesses can fight back with the help of a dedicated legal team.

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If you or someone you care about has suffered a food-borne illness from a toxic food product or container, the knowledgeable attorneys of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter may be able to help you. Contact our offices today by calling (214) 457-1668 to learn more about how we can help you target negligent product manufacturers and secure compensation to help pay for the costs you’ve incurred as a result of your illness.


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