Many experts believe that nearly half of all food poisoning incidents go unreported. In addition, it is estimated that nearly one in four people suffer from food poisoning every year in the United States. This number is disturbingly high, especially when you consider that some food poisoning incidents result in serious injury and even wrongful death. When a person has experienced the unfortunate situation of being poisoned by their food, one of the best ways for them to recover for their personal injuries is to bring a lawsuit against the party that prepared or sold the food. To this, they will often have to consult with an experienced food poisoning personal injury attorney specialist.
This was precisely the situation one man from Worcester County, Michigan found himself in. The man, who has asked not to have his name released, alleged that after eating food produced by the defendant, who also asked that their name not be a matter of public record, he experienced an E. coli infection. E. coli infections can lead to a variety of ailments, including: fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and bloody diarrhea. One of the greatest risks of E. coli infections is that they are contagious, and can be spread to friends and family. Fortunately, the man in this case addressed it rather quickly, but he still suffered acute renal failure and severe hypotension as a result of his infection.
In addition to his pain and suffering and medical expenses, the man also missed two months of work, which made it even more difficult for him to pay his bills and expenses resulting from the infection. According to lawyersandsettlements.com, the man was awarded $695,000 for his pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages.
If you or a family member have experienced food poisoning, you may know how painful and scary an experience it can be. If it happened recently, you may be able to bring a civil lawsuit against those who served you the tainted food. Please call our Massachusetts food poisoning experts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 787-3700 to learn about your legal options.