As with any product, we assume that food must be safe if it’s still on the market. Unfortunately, as far too many people discover each year this isn’t always the case. Despite laws designed to protect consumers from food poisoning, contaminated food continues to reach stores and restaurants. Thousands of people are sickened each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, because food safety is so important to public health, the law allows victims of food poisoning to hold the negligent farmers, preparers, sellers or servers of food responsible for the results of an outbreak. If you have been make sick from food you ate you may need a Springfield Missouri food poisoning attorney.
Unfortunately, many of the most severely affected by food poisoning are those most vulnerable: young children and the elderly. Healthy adults may also become seriously ill too. In these people, food poisoning is very serious because their bodies cannot fight off the effects of toxins, or the secondary effects caused by the contaminated food. Even healthy people may have to be hospitalized to stop severe dehydration or infections. Unfortunately the most vulnerable are at risk for death or serious lifelong health problems such as kidney failure. The steep medical bills, possible disabilities or premature deaths that result could often have been prevented, with a little more care from those who grew, stored, prepared or served the food.
If you or someone you love have been injured in a Springfield Missouri food poisoning incident, you may have a right to recover compensation for illness including pain and suffering, lost wages due to missed work and your medical bills. Victims of personal injury and the surviving family of wrongful death victims often have a difficult time choosing an attorney. Many personal injury firms handle a large volume of cases, treating clients as just one of many at The Krebs Law Firm L.L.C., we take a personal approach with our clients. Many people may be worried that they do not have the money to pay for a personal injury attorney when they were injured but we only handle food poisoning cases on a contingent fee basis. In other words, there is no fee unless we are successful in getting you the benefits that you deserve. If you would like to speak to Jason Krebs and his staff simply call (417) 883-5886 for your free case evaluation today.