Nashville Contaminated Food Lawyers
Though the majority of available food products are safe for consumption, food can be contaminated at any point during production or distribution. Victims of food contamination are at risk for a number of mild to severe health conditions. Those who are victims of food contamination may incur expensive medical costs due to their illnesses. In these cases, victims of food contamination may be eligible to receive compensation from the entity responsible for the contamination.
Suffering from food contamination can be a traumatic process due to prolonged illness and psychological damage, and the attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP, work to protect Nashville residents from having to bear the burden of expensive medical costs. We focus on product liability issues such as contaminated food and are experienced in protecting the rights of victims.
Causes of Food Contamination
Most food contamination happens in the process of manufacturing, shipping, and preparing food. Under the wrong packing and shipping conditions, food-borne illnesses are likely to spread due to the following:
- Bacteria, such as salmonella and E. coli
- Viruses, such as norovirus and Hepatitis A
- Parasites, including Giardia intestinalis
- Chemicals (ex. pesticides)
These harmful organisms and chemicals can cause violent illnesses if ingested. Children and elderly people are more susceptible to illness from these causes, and medical care may be necessary depending on the severity of the illness.
Speak with a Contaminated Food Lawyer in Nashville
The recovery process stemming from contaminated food can extend over a long period of time for some patients, creating a huge emotional and financial burden. The lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP, have successfully represented many Nashville people harmed by dangerous foods. We are equipped to evaluate your legal options and help you take the appropriate actions, so call our offices today at 866-713-3055 to speak with one of our attorneys if you or someone you love has fallen ill because of food contamination.