Virginia Food Poisoning Lawyer
The Virginia Food Poisoning Lawyers at our firm are available to speak with you if you believe that you are a victim of food poisoning. Food poisoning is all too frequent in Virginia, and often results in a serious injury which requires extensive medical care and heavy medical bills. Food poisoning victims typically feel terrible, lack strength, and don't have time or energy to deal with conducting research about their legal rights. Unfortunately, this predicament can lead to victims losing access to important information which may have made all the difference in terms of them being able to win their serious food poisoning injury case.
A manufacturer or distributor of food makes a "warranty" that it will be fit for consumption. If you believe that the product was unfit for human consumption at the time of delivery, then the manufacturer or distributor has failed to comply with its warranty. Additionally, if you believe that this failure was the cause of your illness or injury, then the law is in your favor.
A restaurant owner, when selling food to its customers, also makes a "warranty." This warranty means that the restaurant owner has declared that the food products being served are fit for consumption. If you believe that the restaurant sold or served you an unwrapped food product that was not fit for consumption, the restaurant has violated its warranty. If you believe that this warranty has been violated, causing your illness or injury, then the law is in your favor.
According to the Mayo Clinic, food poisoning is a "gastrointestinal disorder that results from eating contaminated food." These contaminated foods contain infectious organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Most people already have some of these organisms in their body, but a strong immune system usually keeps them from causing infections.
Symptoms include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, fatigue, fever
Annually, in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control, food-borne diseases cause approximately:
- 76 million illnesses
- 325,000 people to be hospitalized
- 5,000 deaths
Statute of Limitations (Deadlines) For Virginia Claims
Under Virginia law, it is necessary to file a lawsuit within strict deadlines imposed by law. In many cases, Virginia provides for a two-year deadline also known as a Statute of Limitations. However, special circumstances apply depending on the situation. Once you have missed this deadline, you will no longer be able to file a claim.
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Find the Best Food Poisoning Lawyer for Your Case
Immediate investigation often makes the difference between winning and losing case. The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. conducts immediate investigations to identify crucial witnesses and preserve important evidence. If you’d like to speak with our attorneys about your situation, contact us today at 877-544-5323.