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Foodborne Illness Lawsuit Attorneys Serving Chicago, Arlington Heights and Throughout Illinois

When you choose Newland & Newland, LLP to handle your foodborne illness case, you get a dedicated and aggressive legal team that will fight for you every step of the way as we pursue maximum compensation for your injuries. We serve as tireless advocates for our clients to ensure they do not shoulder the financial burden caused by someone else's negligence.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 48 million Americans are stricken with a foodborne illness each year. This includes salmonella, E. coli, norovirus, Hepatitis A, listeria, botulism, campylobacter, shigella, and cryptosporidiosis. These illnesses often bring severe symptoms and can result in death, especially if untreated. While food poisoning causes around 128,000 hospitalizations each year, many of the 3,000 annual fatalities occur because victims think they have the flu and do not seek prompt treatment. Individuals with food allergies also face the risk of severe reactions. Like instances of food poisoning, these are typically due to unsafe practices at food manufacturing plants, restaurants, schools and daycare facilities, and other foodservice operations.

To hold negligent parties accountable and receive the financial award you deserve, entrust Newland & Newland, LLP with your case today.

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Common Food Poisoning Symptoms to Look Out For

The onset of symptoms of food poisoning varies. While most begin within 12 to 72 hours of initial contact, others take weeks or even months. Similarly, the duration of foodborne illness symptoms also varies. Many are gone within a week, especially with successful treatment and hydration, but severe cases can lead to months of bowel irregularity. If you or a loved one experience any combination of these symptoms for longer than three days, it is critical you see a doctor as soon as possible. A physician can order a lab test to make an exact diagnosis of what type of food poisoning you have contracted, then begin immediate treatment. Many foodborne illnesses subside with antibiotics and either IV fluids or substantial hydration. Your healthcare provider will prescribe the most effective path to wellness.

After your doctor makes a diagnosis, contact an adept food poisoning lawyer from Newland & Newland, LLP who can begin the next phase of your physical and financial recovery.

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How to File a Food Poisoning Lawsuit in Illinois

Your physician's diagnosis is the essential building block for the pursuit of legal action against the business or individual who caused your food poisoning. The doctor will alert local health authorities, who can then contact the probable source of the foodborne illness. Your sickness may be an isolated incident or part of an outbreak that has sickened many others.

The trusted personal injury attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP will conduct a complete investigation of your case to determine who was at fault and how to proceed. This may involve a single lawsuit filed on your behalf, or you may become part of a class-action suit with other victims.


Common Types of Food Poisoning in the United States

E. Coli

E. Coli

Symptoms appear within three to four days. Sources include uncooked or undercooked ground beef, unpasteurized milk or juice, sprouts, lettuce and water.



Symptoms appear within 12 to 48 hours. Sources include shellfish, leafy greens, fresh fruits, water, contaminated surfaces, and infected individuals.



Symptoms appear within 12 to 72 hours. Sources include unpasteurized milk and juice, raw or undercooked meat, eggs, and raw fruits and vegetables.

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