Des Moines Contaminated Food Lawyers
There was once a time when families grew their own crops, raised their own livestock, and had the means to be largely self-sufficient when it came to procuring food. That model has long since been abandoned, leaving people at the mercy of farmers, food manufacturers, and regulatory agencies.
Consumers must purchase their food from the grocery store or other marketplace, and they do so with the expectation that the products and produce that they will eat or drink are safe for their consumption. But as massive meat recalls can attest, this faith is sometimes unfounded and contaminated food poses a serious health risk.
The Des Moines contaminated food lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are committed to helping those who are sickened by unsafe foods to gain the financial compensation that they deserve for medical expenses and other considerations pertaining to a defective food product. Your health is our primary concern.
Contact us at (515) 705-0233 to learn more about your legal rights.
Common Food Dangers
Being removed from the growing, gathering, and production of foods can make an individual uncertain as to how the process of getting items to the grocery store works. Depending upon the product, there may be several steps of removal and each step creates another opportunity for contamination to be introduced. This contamination may be bacterial, viral, or chemical and the effects can range from modest digestive complications to death. Common food dangers include:
- Escherichia coli
- Hepatitis A
- Norovirus infections
- Mercury poisoning
- Melamine poisoning
You and your family deserve access to a food supply that is safe from contaminants, and you may have the right to pursue a legal action against the negligent parties who failed to protect you.