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Baton Rouge Food Poisoning Lawyer

Food poisoning can cause serious injury or illness. A Baton Rouge foodborne illness lawyer can help you seek compensation from the responsible party.

When you’ve been seriously injured because of another party’s carelessness, you can hold that person responsible for your injuries, your pain, and your financial losses. Food poisoning is no different. When you’ve obtained a foodborne illness, you can become incredibly sick, often being hospitalized and undergoing medical treatment as a result.

In some cases, people actually die from bacterial or viral infections that come from contaminated food. A Baton Rouge food poisoning lawyer can enable you to recover your losses if you’ve been struck by food poisoning because of a company’s failure to take the proper safety precautions.

What Causes Food Contamination?

Food poisoning is when food has been contaminated in some way, and the bacteria, viruses, or unsafe chemicals that have ruined the food have been passed on to you through consumption. It can be very difficult to know that food has been contaminated—that’s why safe food handling rules are so important.

Many different things can cause food to be contaminated or unfit for consumption. Food could have been improperly stored, leading it to spoil prematurely, and failure to properly wash food can lead to you ingesting substances that could make you very ill. Another example is when a cook fails to heat the food to a safe temperature.

Here’s a list of common reasons food can be contaminated and lead to foodborne illnesses or diseases in Baton Rouge:

  • Failure to properly wash the food
  • Employees not washing their hands before handling food
  • Improper storage
  • The food being contaminated before it’s harvested or shipped
  • Food preparation surfaces not being cleaned well
  • Poor training on food handling procedures
  • Pests that have gotten into the food
  • Failure to heat food to a safe temperature
  • Sick workers passing on their illnesses by handling food

Seeking Compensation for Your Baton Rouge Foodborne Illness

Your illness could have cost you greatly, leading to you spending time in the hospital, missing out on work wages, and undergoing physical and emotional suffering. But you can be compensated for your damages when you file a personal injury claim against the party responsible for the contamination of the food you ate.

Below are some possible damages you could request in a food poisoning claim in Baton Rouge:

  • Medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Missed wages
  • Loss of an organ
  • Wrongful death

Connect with a Baton Rouge Food Poisoning Attorney

Filing a claim for a foodborne illness or disease can be especially challenging. That’s because investigating the cause of your food poisoning isn’t easy to do. Many people won’t feel the symptoms of food poisoning until hours later, and by then, they might have eaten different foods from different places.

Tracking down the cause of foodborne illness requires experience with these kinds of cases. A Baton Rouge food poisoning lawyer with Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers can help you overcome these challenges. Call 225-387-2323 to speak with us about your case during a free initial consultation, or submit the contact form below.