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The truth about food poisoning: Holding the food industry liable

Welcome back. As we began discussing in the previous post, food poisoning can mean a lot more than feeling violently ill for a few days. Food-borne illnesses can actually lead to many serious health complications as well as death on rare occasions.

In our last post, we discussed how E. coli can lead to the deadly condition known as hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can cause the kidneys and other organs to fail years after recovering from the food-borne illness.

Two other types of food poisoning, salmonella and shigella, have been linked to arthritis years down the road. Campylobacter, another type of food poisoning, has a mysterious paralysis associated with it, even in people with mild symptoms, the Associated Press reported.

Though the number of people who experience these severe and life-threatening reactions after being infected by food-borne illnesses is small, there is no way to tell when these complications will occur. It is also possible that additional health problems could be linked to food poisoning in the future.

It seems like every week a recall is issued for contaminated food products, which likely means that the food industry is not doing enough to keep germs and bacteria out of its products. If you or a loved one has been affected by one of these outbreaks, it’s important to take action.

By holding the food industry accountable for causing food-borne illness outbreaks, it is encouraging the products we eat to be cleaner and safer. As we all know, big businesses will almost always try to cut costs until they are held financially responsible for their oversights.

To talk to an experienced attorney about the options you have for financial recovery after been sickened by food poisoning, contact our firm. We offer a free consultation and straightforward advice that you can use to stand up for your rights and the rights of others.