Anyone in North Carolina with elderly loved ones might dread the day that those seniors need around-the-clock care. Personal injury reports such as the one in which the Senate Special Committee on Aging reported that approximately five million seniors are elder abuse or neglect victims each year are concerning. In addition, it was reported that the National Center on Elder Abuse said studies indicate that between 3 and 5 percent of senior citizens in the United States have suffered some form of abuse.
According to a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. recalled almost 800,000 pounds of packaged, prepared burrito and pizza meals. The firm is a food manufacturer with establishments in various locations, including one in Charlotte. The recall followed the firm's discovery that its onion supplier had recalled its products because of potential Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella contamination of the onions. Similar recalls in the past have led to personal injury lawsuits in North Carolina and across the country.
Dog bite laws allow the bitten person to gather damages from the dog's owner. It may not be easy for a dog bite victim to sue the dog's owner unless the attack occurred within the precise circumstances under North Carolina law. North Carolina dog bite laws can be complex as state, county, and city laws govern them.