Foodborne Illness

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Foodborne illnesses are those diseases caused by infectious or toxic agents, which enter the body through the consumption of food. If you have been seriously ill and suspect that it may have come from something you ate, it is important to seek medical help as soon as possible. Many foodborne illnesses can cause death or chronic health problems if not treated immediately. Once under the care of a medical doctor, we urge you to contact our staff at A Good Law Firm to learn how we can help you.

What Are Common Foodborne Diseases?

To know if you might have a foodborne illness case, it is essential to be familiar with common foodborne illnesses. These can come from spoiled and contaminated foods.

Some of the more commonly known foodborne diseases resulting from microorganisms and other agents are:

  • Salmonella: A bacterium found in eggs, poultry and other meats, raw milk, and chocolate. Symptoms from ingesting salmonella are fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, and diarrhea.
  • E. Coli: A broad spectrum of bacteria, most of which are harmless. Certain strains can be found in contaminated water and food, physical contact with an infected person and animals. Similar symptoms to salmonella. Can be especially harmful to infants and the elderly.
  • Cholera: Bacteria found in water and contaminated foods such as rice, vegetables, millet gruel, and some types of seafood.
  • Pollutants: Various chemical compounds and metals can accumulate in food sources that are then ingested into the human body. A build-up of these harmful compounds in the body can cause harmful effects. For example, cadmium can cause kidney damage.

Dedicated Care for Springfield Residents

We all have a responsibility to protect our future generations by eliminating harmful pollutants from the environment and insisting upon the proper care to ensure our food is not contaminated. For over 30 years, we have been hard-working advocates for consumers. We are respected for our willingness to fight for the rights of our clients and seek maximum settlements and awards for them in personal injury cases. Whether through skillfully negotiated settlements or victories at trial, we are proud of the outcomes we have achieved on their behalf.