With our hectic schedules, we frequently find ourselves too busy to prepare our own food, so we end up ordering takeout or dining in nearby restaurants. Unfortunately, buying from restaurants and grocery stores can put people at risk of consuming contaminated food. But as consumers, we have every right to expect safe and clean food from these establishments. If you or a loved one has been the victim of food poisoning, you need a good lawyer to fight for your rights.
If you’re familiar with San Diego, you know that there is no lack of choices when it comes to choosing a restaurant and grocery store. However, while most of these establishments are regulated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), others slip through the cracks. At Ozols Law Firm we are determined to hold these restaurants, grocery stores, food manufacturers and distributors responsible for preparing, serving and selling contaminated food to their customers. Our food poisoning lawyers in San Diego have helped numerous victims and their loved ones recover compensation for the pain and suffering they have endured.
We are fully committed to helping you, which is why we won’t charge a fee until after we have recovered damages on your behalf. We encourage you to provide the necessary details in our online form so that one of our experienced food poisoning attorneys in San Diego can personally review your case.
Prevalence of Food Poisoning Outbreaks
One would never imagine that they could get sick from food poisoning, but according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cases like these are actually very common. In the United States alone, over 76 million people get sick from food-borne illnesses each year. While most people recover on their own, about 300,000 people require hospitalization and 5,000 deaths occur every year from consuming tainted food.
Food poisoning does not only occur in restaurants, you can also get it through eating food from grocery stores, food trucks or kiosks. It can also happen in institutional settings such as nursing homes, schools and assisted living facilities due to poor sanitation, improper handling and others.
The most common types of food contaminants are bacteria and viruses, including:
- E. Coli
- And parasites like Cryptospordia and Giardia lamblia
If you suspect that you have food poisoning, the first thing you should do is see a doctor or go to the hospital so you can get treated as soon as possible. Your doctor can find out the source of the contaminant, which will be used as evidence in building your case. We also suggest that you save any leftover food that you have most recently consumed along with the receipt and packaging. This will help establish the contaminant source from a legal standpoint. The more evidence we have, the stronger your case will be!
Find a Contaminated Food Attorney in San Diego
Ozols Law Firm has built a reputation in helping victims of food poisoning outbreaks recover damages for their suffering. We work with health workers, medical experts and government officials to determine the cause of contamination and ensure all responsible parties are prosecuted. We work tirelessly to make sure that our clients’ expenses and suffering are addressed. We have a lawyers standing by to take your call. Our aim is to protect you and your legal rights as a victim.
We also have food allergy attorneys who have represented families whose loved ones have suffered from severe allergic reactions while eating in restaurants and institutions. Such tragedies occur because the staff or food preparer failed to take into consideration any potential allergies that their guests may have.
We encourage you to get in touch with one of our lawyers so that we can discuss your legal options with you as soon as possible.