Contaminated food is responsible for many injuries in the United States. Victims of defective food products can be injured seriously or even die. Contaminated food sometimes comes from other countries with lower health and safety regulations. Sometimes contaminated food comes from farms right here in our own country. Either way, those affected by contaminated food should consider a defective food product lawsuit.
Foreign Objects in Food
In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), passed the Food Safety Modernization Safety Act (FSMSA) which was a major overhaul of the system. However, that doesn’t mean that the system always works. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not monitor every package of food that is put into marketplace. Sometimes foreign objects make their way into the food supply and injure people. If you were injured by a foreign object in food, you should contact our defective food products lawyers. You may be entitled to compensation for injuries from foreign objects in food.
Food Borne Illnesses
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), each year in America, 1 in 6 people get sick from food-borne illnesses. The CDC believes that each year 128,000 people are hospitalized and that 3,000 people die. If your injury was caused by a food borne illness, you may have a defective food products lawsuit. Some of the most common food borne illnesses are:
- E. coli
- Enterobacter sakazakii
- Hepatitis A
Who is liable for a defective food product injury?
If you were injured by a defective food product, you may be wondering who is liable for your injury. In product liability lawsuits there are generally three parties that may be liable for defective food products. The first is the manufacture of the defective food product. The second possibly liable party is the wholesaler who distributed the defective food product. The third liable party could be the retailer who sold the defective food product to the consumer.
Should you contact a defective food product lawyer?
We highly suggest you contact an Indiana defective product lawyer. Product liability lawsuits are complicated and hiring an experienced lawyer can help you win your defective food product lawsuit. Woods & Woods offers free legal consultations to help injured people explore their legal options. We want you to understand the law and how the process will work.
How much does a defective food product lawyer cost?
Woods & Woods only gets paid if you win. If you lose your defective food product lawsuit, you owe us nothing. Our fee is a percentage of the settlement and case expenses. We will never ask for money upfront and we don’t charge for phone call. Our defective food product lawyers do not bill by the hour.
Why call Woods & Woods defective food product lawyers?
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has aggressively represented injured people against major corporations. Our law firm has successfully represented thousands of clients. Our knowledge of the law and creative legal strategies help our clients win.