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Personal Injury

Food Poisoning Litigation

If you or a loved one as has suffered a food poisoning injury, contact us to discuss your legal rights.

Individuals are constantly at risk for suffering from food poisoning.  In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that one in six Americans (48 million individuals) get sick each year from eating contaminated food.  Contamination can occur at any point along the food production chain – production, processing, distribution, and preparation. 

Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea, which usually resolve within a few days.  Some food poisoning cases, however, can lead to serious, even life threatening, complications, such as kidney failure, brain and nerve damage, and chronic arthritis.

Food producers, distributors, and providers have a legal duty to supply food that is fit and safe to consume.  Massachusetts law protects individuals who become sick due to food poisoning, including compensation for their injuries.  A restaurant or food supplier is strictly liable for food poisoning, which means that a restaurant or supplier of tainted food is responsible to those affected by the food, regardless of whether the restaurant or supplier knew it was tainted, and regardless of the measures they took to ensure food safety.

Individuals harmed by food-borne illnesses can seek legal damages for their injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Proving liability requires evidence of the source or sources of contaminated food, and that eating the contaminated food is what made you sick.  Tracking the source of contamination is easier when many other people suffer food poisoning from eating the same contaminated food.

Our attorneys are devoted and determined advocates on behalf of our clients.  We are committed to obtaining the best results for individuals and their families to help ease their physical, emotional, and financial burdens.  As a litigation law firm, we bring our wider knowledge to the complex issues that can be involved in a food poisoning case.”

The attorneys of Todd & Weld have represented plaintiffs in numerous personal injury matters related to food poisoning.   Our attorneys are known for their unsurpassed preparation and relentless dedication to our clients, and they bring this level of expertise to every case when representing personal injury clients.  If you or a loved one as has suffered a food poisoning injury, contact us to discuss your legal rights.