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Newland & Newland Food Poisoning Claim Following Salmonella Outbreak

 Posted on February 20, 2016 in Food poisoning attorney

Newland & Newland Food Poisoning Claim Following Salmonella Outbreak

Recently, our firm was featured in the Chicago Tribune because of a claim we filed on behalf of a client who allegedly became ill with Salmonella poisoning after eating at a funeral luncheon catered by Family Affair Catering.

Food poisoning can become serious, especially in individuals with weak immune systems. When food poisoning happens because of a responsible party's failure to take the correct precautions to ensure that it is providing consumers with a contaminant-free product, the food poisoning victim may seek compensation for his or her losses through a personal injury claim.

Personal Injury Claims Need Evidence

You cannot simply file a food poisoning claim and hope to recover compensation if you feel a bit queasy after eating at a local restaurant. Food poisoning claims, like all other types of personal injury claim, require that the following be proven:

  • That the negligent party owed a duty of care to the claimant;
  • That the breach of this duty of care directly caused the claimant's injury; and
  • That the damages the claimant seeks compensation to cover are due to the injury caused by the negligent party.

In the case regarding the victims who became ill after eating catered food provided by Family Affair Catering, the two plaintiffs claimed that the food provided to them at the luncheon appeared to be undercooked, even raw. They ate the food despite this undercooked appearance, then suffered multiple symptoms of food poisoning in the days that followed. Their symptoms, according to the claim, included nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and a general ill feeling. One of the plaintiffs was seven months pregnant when the symptoms occurred and the other plaintiff needed emergency room treatment to address his condition.

If You Suffer from Food Poisoning

If you suffer from food poisoning, you will need to prove the issues discussed above with evidence of your own. This evidence can include your medical bills showing that you received medical treatment, testimonies of the food appearing, smelling, or tasting “off” at the time of consumption, and any record you have that can prove that you suffered the gastrointestinal symptoms that follow food poisoning. Food poisoning claims can be difficult to prove, which is why it is in your best interest to work with an experienced attorney to prove your claim.

Work with an Illinois Food Poisoning Attorney

If you have become ill with any type of food poisoning because of a catering company, restaurant, or food retailer's failure to properly heat, store, or save food, you could be entitled to monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. Our team of experienced food poisoning attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP can help you determine whether you have grounds for a case and if so, represent your interests and help you get the money you deserve through a personal injury claim. To get started with our firm, contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.

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