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Personal Injury Attorneys for Food Poisoning Cases in Southern California

Food poisoning can turn a meal into a nightmare, leaving victims suffering from severe illness, medical bills, and lost wages. At Dordick Law Corporation, our team of dedicated personal injury attorneys understands the complexities of food poisoning cases and is here to help victims across Southern California (Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Riverside, San Diego & surrounding areas) seek the compensation they deserve. Call us at (310) 551-0949 to schedule a free consultation about your case today and let us fight for the justice you deserve


Understanding Food Poisoning

Food poisoning occurs when contaminated or improperly prepared food causes illness in those who consume it. From E. coli to norovirus, there are numerous bacteria and viruses that can lurk in food, leading to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and more. If you've experienced food poisoning, it's essential to seek medical attention and then contact our experienced attorneys to discuss your legal options.


Seeking Compensation for Your Suffering

If you've fallen ill due to food poisoning, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our team at Dordick Law Corporation has a proven track record of holding negligent parties accountable, whether it's a restaurant, food manufacturer, or supplier. We'll fight tirelessly to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.


Navigating California's Legal Landscape

Navigating the legal complexities of food poisoning cases in California can be daunting, but you don't have to do it alone. Our experienced attorneys will guide you through every step of the process, from gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies. We'll work tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

To establish a viable case, it's crucial to demonstrate that the party responsible for the food poisoning incident had a duty to uphold your safety standards. This entails proving that they breached this duty and that their negligence directly contributed to your suffering.

Determining negligence often requires a thorough investigation into the food preparation methods and related practices. For instance, restaurant owners or entities must demonstrate adherence to certain protocols, such as:

  • Ensuring that hands are thoroughly washed before food preparation, with all staff members following suit,
  • Maintaining sanitized food preparation surfaces,
  • Properly isolating raw food to prevent cross-contamination,
  • Regulating food temperatures to ensure freshness and safety,
  • Using clean water and responsibly sourced ingredients.

To strengthen your case, gathering evidence is paramount. This may involve documenting affected food items or unsafe practices through photographs and establishing a timeline of symptom onset. Additionally, retaining receipts indicating the time of food consumption and keeping comprehensive medical records can significantly support your claim. By proactively collecting evidence, you can bolster your case and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome. Call us at (310) 551-0949 to schedule a free consultation about your case today and let us fight for the justice you deserve


Types of Foodborne Illnesses

The CDC has identified more than 250 illnesses that can arise from foodborne contamination. Among the most prevalent are:

  • E. coli (Escherichia coli) bacteria

commonly found in inadequately cleaned or contaminated processed ground beef and leafy greens like lettuce. Symptoms often include stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea, with potential kidney damage.

  • Campylobacter enteritis

A frequently encountered bacterial foodborne sickness transmitted through undercooked processed meat. It can also spread through the consumption of contaminated milk, water, or vegetables, leading to symptoms such as upset stomach, fever, and body aches.

  • Botulism

Although rare, is a severe illness caused by nerve-attacking toxins typically found in preserved vegetables, fish, canned tuna, and meat products. Its symptoms may include muscle weakness and breathing difficulties.

  • Giardia

A small parasite responsible for causing diarrheal disease (giardiasis), can spread through contaminated food, water, or personal contact, particularly in areas with poor sanitation. Symptoms often include watery diarrhea, fatigue, and severe cramps.

  • Listeria

A bacterial infection resulting from the consumption of contaminated meat, cheese, and fruit, primarily affecting vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, newborns, and the elderly with weakened immune systems.

  • Salmonella poisoning

Caused by bacterial infection, presents symptoms like fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps shortly after exposure. In severe cases, hospitalization may be necessary.

  • Norovirus

A viral infection typically transmitted through contaminated food, water, or objects, causing inflammation of the stomach and manifesting as vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea.

  • Hepatitis A

A viral infection affecting the liver, often spreads through improper handwashing by food handlers after using the restroom.


Don't Wait to Take Action

In California, there is a limited time to file a food poisoning lawsuit, so don't wait to take action. Whether you've suffered from E. coli, salmonella, norovirus, or another foodborne illness, our team is here to help. Call us at (310) 551-0949 to schedule a free consultation about your case today and let us fight for the justice you deserve.


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If you or a loved one has suffered from food poisoning in Southern California, don't hesitate to reach out to our team at Dordick Law Corporation. We offer free case evaluations. Call us at (310) 551-0949 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation today. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

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