When food or water is contaminated with the Salmonella bacteria, people who ingest it can develop a painful and potentially dangerous infection known as Salmonellosis. The primary symptoms of Salmonellosis are nausea, fever, and severe diarrhea. While most healthy adults can fully recover from this illness within a few days, deadly complications may occur among children, senior citizens, and people with underlying health problems.
The dangers of Salmonellosis are not a recent discovery; anyone who professionally works with food is certainly expected to know about this illness and how to prevent it. If you or a member of your family has been harmed by a food industry worker’s careless behavior, the Champaign food poisoning lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. can help. Call our offices today at (217) 328-2828 for more information.
An outbreak of Salmonellosis can be caused by a negligent farm, food product manufacturer, shipping company, or restaurant. You may have grounds for legal action if you have suffered from food poisoning because of someone else’s failure to:
- Thoroughly wash all fruits and vegetables before packaging, serving, or selling them
- Store raw meat products below 40 degrees Fahrenheit
- Cook meat for at least 10 minutes, to a minimum internal temperature of 167 degrees Fahrenheit
- Enforce proper hygiene among employees who handle food
- Raise animals and process meat in hygienic conditions
No one should have to suffer from another person or entity’s carelessness. Our Champaign Salmonellosis attorneys are fully committed to helping victims of food poisoning determine the cause of their injuries and pursue fair compensation.
Anyone who sells products or services to the public has a very important duty to ensure their safety. When a company fails to meet this duty, they should be held accountable. To learn more about your legal options, contact the Champaign food poisoning attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 328-2828.