Legal Responsibility For Food Products

Food poisoning can be a very unpleasant experience for anyone. It can also turn into a serious or fatal condition, especially for individuals with compromised immune systems, the elderly and the young. If you or a loved one has encountered a foodborne illness, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the ones at fault for your illness.

Due to the greed and negligence of some companies in the food business, sometimes corners are cut and food is not properly manufactured, processed, packaged or delivered. This can cause pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses or parasites, in the food we eat. If you or a loved one has contracted a foodborne illness from a product in North Carolina, contact our attorneys about your situation.

The Complexity Of Food Poisoning Cases

If suspected of manufacturing or distributing contaminated food, food companies will do everything they can to avoid paying your medical bills or other financial damages. In order to make a successful food poisoning claim, you must be able to prove:

  • Fault – The food seller/processor was at fault regarding food processing, preparation, storage or handling.
  • Causation – The fault of the seller or processor caused the food to become contaminated and that the food actually caused the illness.
  • Damages – The victim suffered harms and losses as a result of the contaminated food.

Food poisoning lawsuits are complex and very scientific. Depending on the case, you are going to want to work with a lawyer who has access to microbiologists and epidemiologists to handle scientific evidence and act as expert witnesses. The Law Firm of Ledbetter & Titsworth, P.A., has handled a number of food poisoning cases and have the resources to represent and fight for your needs.

Let Us Take Care Of Your Case

Legal matters may be the last thing on your mind when dealing with such a terrible experience, but we are prepared to handle every aspect of your case. No one should suffer because of a company's negligence.

Schedule a free consultation with us by calling 919-297-2372 or emailing us. We are located in Cary and have helped clients in Raleigh and across the Triangle area.