Food poisoning is a more common problem than many people realize. According to medical researchers, many illnesses that people describe as “stomach bugs” or “24-hour viruses” are likely actually caused by contaminated food. While food poisoning is usually just a temporary discomfort, some of its causes can be very dangerous or even life-threatening.
Businesses that produce or sell food products are expected to know about the dangers of food poisoning. When they do not take adequate steps to prevent it, they can be found liable for any damages their customers suffer. To learn more about legal claims against negligent businesses, call the Des Moines food poisoning lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.
Causes and Consequences of Food Poisoning
Food poisoning can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or toxins in food. The contaminants can get into people’s food in many different ways. Some negligent acts that result in dangerous meals, produce, or prepackaged food include:
- Preparing food with expired ingredients
- Failing to store food in a clean, safe manner
- Neglecting to wash hands thoroughly before handling food
- Using dirty cooking utensils during preparation
- Serving undercooked meat or eggs
A restaurant, food product manufacturer, store, or private host who commits errors like these can make unsuspecting guests seriously ill. Our Des Moines food poisoning lawyers can help you fight for justice if you or a loved one has suffered symptoms like:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Headaches and muscle aches
- Abdominal pain and diarrhea
- Lethargy or weakness
- Respiration problems
In severe cases, these symptoms can cause dehydration, malnutrition, organ failure, and death. We are firmly committed to holding parties who cause this kind of illness responsible for their actions.
The Des Moines food poisoning lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help you investigate the causes of your injuries and seek compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. Contact us today at (515) 705-0233.