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Chicago Food Poisoning Personal Injury Lawyers

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 48 million Americans suffer food poisoning each year, with 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 fatalities. While anyone can contract a foodborne illness, some individuals are more susceptible, including young children, pregnant women, and seniors.

Some food poisoning victims improve on their own over time, but others require professional medical treatment. The danger is amplified because most people infected by a foodborne illness do not know they have it, as early symptoms often mimic those of the flu.

If you became ill from food poisoning, an experienced foodborne illness attorney can help you achieve a full physical and financial recovery. Food poisoning can come with expensive medical bills and lost wages due to missed work. You should not have to bear the cost of an illness caused by unsafe food preparation or production, whether through a large food distributor, restaurant, grocery store, nursing home, cruise ship, or any food service operation.

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we fight for the rights of those stricken by food poisoning due to the negligence of food vendors. We will pursue the compensation you need for a full recovery.

We have secured more than $1 million in settlements and judgments for our food poisoning clients, including $200,000 for an individual who suffered aggravation of pre-existing multiple sclerosis due to foodborne illness.

Common Types of Food Poisoning

The CDC says researchers have identified more than 250 foodborne illnesses, most caused by some form of bacteria, virus, or parasite. Food poisonings frequently include:

These illnesses carry many of the same symptoms, including fever, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. If you experience any combination of these symptoms for more than three days, see a doctor immediately. Getting an official diagnosis from a physician is the first step if you wish to pursue legal action.

How to File a Food Poisoning Lawsuit

After your doctor makes a food poisoning diagnosis, they will likely report it to local health authorities to see if it is part of a wider outbreak. If you believe you know where your foodborne illness originated, the health department can investigate.

To begin a food poisoning claim, contact a skilled personal injury attorney from Newland & Newland, LLP as soon as possible. Depending on the source of your illness and facts of the case, we will seek to prove liability, negligence, and/or a breach of warranty on their part. We must first establish that the food you consumed from the food service entity was contaminated and that it made you ill. Time is critical, so it is important you act quickly. If your sickness is part of a wide-scale outbreak or national product recall, it will be easier to prove, and you may be part of a class-action lawsuit with other affected individuals.

Contact an Illinois Personal Injury Attorney

Newland & Newland, LLP is ready to help you get the financial award you deserve as a food poisoning victim. We hold negligent parties accountable to increase public safety. To learn how we can assist you today, contact us at 312-981-0409 to schedule a free consultation. We have five convenient locations throughout the Chicago area to serve you including Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Chicago, Fox River Grove, and Itasca.

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