Food Poisoning Lawyer in Toledo
Types of Food Poisoning
You can get food poisoning from virtually any food. However, meats, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products tend to carry more dangerous bacteria and are especially prone to contamination through:
- Improper food washing practices
- Unsanitary tools, containers, etc.
- Presence of human or animal feces
When a retailer, restaurant, or other party in the supply chain from farm to table fails to fulfill their duty to ensure food is properly washed, stored, and prepared, you could end up with one of many painful forms of food poisoning, including:
- Staphylococcus aureus (“staph”)
- Hepatitis A
- Hemolytic-uremic syndrome
- E. coli Enteritis
How Do I Know if I Have a Viable Food Poisoning Case?
There are several key components that must be in place in order for your food poisoning claim to have a chance at being successful. First of all, you must be able to pinpoint the exact product that poisoned you. (The delayed onset of food poisoning symptoms can make this difficult.) You must also be able to prove that someone (or some entity) who was responsible for ensuring food safety failed to do so and that this failure directly resulted in your illness. In addition to proving fault and harm, you must be able to provide some proof that your illness has created an undue personal or financial burden for you.
If all of the above components are in place, you may be able to file a successful food poisoning lawsuit against the responsible party and obtain the compensation you deserve.
Call Williams DeClark Tuschman Co., L.P.A. today at (419) 318-0772 to connect with a food poisoning attorney in Toledo.
How Long Do I Have to File a Food Poisoning Claim?
The sooner you start, the better your chances will be of making a successful case and obtaining the compensation you deserve.
However, in Ohio you have 2 years from the date of the food poisoning incident to file a personal injury claim. While you are afforded some time, keep in mind that proving liability for your food poisoning can be a challenge, so it is imperative to seek legal representation as soon as you suspect you have fallen ill as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Join Other Patrons Injured by the Same Party
Sometimes food poisoning happens in waves and multiple people fall ill as a result of a supplier, restaurant, or other negligent party. If this happens to you, our Toledo class action lawyers may be able to help you connect with others who have suffered similar ills in order to bolster your claim’s believability and potential for success. This can also help alleviate the cost of litigation.
Our Toledo Food Poisoning Attorneys Have Won More than $500 Million for Injured Clients
Williams DeClark Tuschman Co., L.P.A. is one of Ohio’s leading personal injury firms. Our Toledo personal injury lawyers have received national recognition from Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, the National Trial Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and others. We provide exceptional legal representation for people injured in car accidents, construction site mishaps, cases of nursing home neglect, and more.
Reach out to our firm today if you or someone you love has been harmed due to the negligence or irresponsibility or another person and we will evaluate your case for free.
Get started with a confidential, no-obligation consultation today. Call (419) 318-0772 or send us an email to connect with a member of our team.