The CDC estimates that one in six Americans will get sick this year because of some form of food poisoning. If you or a loved one was injured by tainted food, the Morgantown product liability attorneys at Jim Leach, L.C., have the experience and resources to take action on your behalf.
Like any product, the food you might buy at the market can be improperly manufactured, packaged, or shipped. When edible items are mishandled, they can be exposed to any number of foodborne illnesses.
Contaminated foods have resulted in outbreaks of serious illnesses like salmonella, E. coli, and listeria. According to a recent report by CNN, an estimated 3,000 people die annually after ingesting tainted food.
If you were harmed by contaminated food, time is of the essence. Our attorneys will work quickly to investigate key elements of your case such as:
- The food item that made you sick.
- The foodborne illness you or your loved one contracted.
- Whether or not a recall has been issued for the item in question.
- Damages you incurred from food poisoning, such as medical expenses.
- The party responsible for the contaminated food.
Depending on the circumstances, our Morgantown lawyers might be able to file suit against multiple parties in the product’s “chain of distribution,” including the manufacturer, shipping company, and wholesaler or grocery store that sold you tainted goods.
To find out whether or not you have a product liability claim involving food poisoning, please contact Jim Leach, L.C., or call 1 304-865-8530 today for a no-cost consultation. We proudly represent victims in West Virginia communities including Morgantown.