Klest Injury Law Firm
Fighting For The Injured For More Than 30 Years A Chicago Law Firm
Injured? No office visit necessary. Call Now!
Free Case Consultations

What are the causes of food poisoning?

Almost everyone has experienced food poisoning at some point in their lives. While mild forms of food poisoning are unpleasant, it is usually nothing to worry about as long as you make sure to stay hydrated when experiencing symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting. However, some types of food poisoning can be extremely severe. In some cases, those suffering from food poisoning can face hospitalization and may even be at risk of losing their life.

If you have recently suffered food poisoning, you have likely tried to pinpoint the food that caused your sickness. If you strongly believe that the food you were served at a restaurant caused the food poisoning, you may even wonder if you should take legal action.

This can be possible in some cases, but you need to be able to provide proof. If several people who dined at the restaurant that day became ill, you may be able to make a claim. It is also important that you know the primary causes of food poisoning. The following are some of the most common reasons why food poisoning occurs.

Undercooked meat and dairy

Meat and dairy can carry many different types of bacteria, from E. Coli. to salmonella. Cooking meat and dairy thoroughly can ensure that any bacteria in the food is killed. Being served undercooked or unpasteurized meat or dairy in restaurants could be the cause of your illness.

Food is handled by someone with unwashed hands

Chefs and servers must exercise high hygiene standards when dealing with food, and they should not work if they are sick. One virus that is commonly transferred through food is Norovirus. It is often spread when a sick person prepares food without washing their hands.

Food is not stored correctly

Most food should be kept frozen or chilled before cooking. This helps to slow the growth of harmful bacteria. If food is left out at room temperature for too long, is not covered or is contaminated with other food, it can cause food poisoning when consumed.

If you have recently suffered food poisoning and you believe that this was caused by the negligence of a food establishment, you may be able to take legal action. If successful, you will be able to receive damages for the pain and suffering caused.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

No Nonsense Approach - A Client Testimonial

"Attorney Klest is a very knowledgeable attorney with a no nonsense approach derived from his growing up in the City Of Chicago and working his way thru college, law school and starting his own practice.

I am VERY pleased with how he handled my case and also praise his support staff as well.”

View More Testimonials

Let’s Get Started Today

Call 312-380-5467 or fill out our short E-mail form for a FREE case consultation where we'll review your case details and determine the best course of action to take.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Free Consultation

Free Guide

Free Accident Guide Book

Illinois Injury Law: A Reference Guide for Accident Victims is a free book designed to help accident victims and Booktheir families navigate the legal process.

More on our FREE guide

Record Verdict

Klest Wins $28 Million Abuse Verdict

The Klest Law Firm announced a milestone victory for sexual abuse victims when they received a $28,000,000 verdict in the matter of Snyder v. Kenny.

More on this record case

Schaumburg Office
1834 Walden Office Square
Suite 500
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Toll Free: 866-264-7639
Phone: 847-380-3309
Fax: 847-969-9514
Schaumburg Law Office Map

Chicago Office
11 W. Illinois St.
4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654

Phone: 312-380-5467
Chicago Law Office Map

Klest Injury Law Firm

Contact us for a FREE consultation:

Toll Free: 866-264-7639