Did you suffer serious harm from a toxic food product or container? If so, Abel Law Firm might be able to represent you in your case and help you hold the manufacturer accountable for their negligence.

The food you eat and feed to your family is intended to nourish them and give them energy for a healthy, enjoyable life. In modern American society, consumers depend upon other parties to provide them with safe ingredients, food products, or prepared meals. Unfortunately, there are many cases each year in which the negligence of a grower, rancher, food manufacturer, or other persons involved in the supply chain leads consumers to suffer from severe illness.

If you or someone you love has been sickened by toxic food or food containers, you may be able to pursue financial compensation. Contact the Oklahoma City toxic food product and container lawyers at the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 to speak with a skilled and experienced product liability attorney about the potential merits of your case.

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    Dangerous Food Products and Containers

    The Food and Drug Administration has put in place regulations that are intended to protect American consumers from undue harm. Failure to comply with these requirements can be detrimental to the health of anyone who eats the toxic food or drinks a contaminated beverage. The following are some of the potential causes and consequences of adverse health effects associated with a dangerous food product:

    While you might expect that there would be visual, scent, or taste indicators that food or drinks are unsafe, this is not always the case. This means that it is often the case that a consumer who is the victim of a toxic food product is often unaware of this until he or she is already ill.

    Common Causes of Toxic Food and Containers

    Contaminated food can lead to a range of unpleasant symptoms and serious illnesses. These products have many opportunities to become tainted by harmful substances during manufacture, packaging, or transport from the warehouse to retail stores.

    When companies don’t follow safety regulations while handling food products, food-related illnesses can arise from:

    • Parasites
    • Mold
    • Unsafe chemicals and pesticides
    • Bacteria and viruses
    • Biological waste
    • Improperly sealed packages
    • Incorrect temperature storage
    • Unwashed hands touching the food
    • Packaging errors
    • Salmonella

    If you experienced unexpected symptoms or developed a medical condition and believe it was due to a defective food or container, contact Abel Law Firm immediately. We can investigate your case, gather evidence, and find the necessary proof that contamination occurred from an error during manufacturing, packaging, shipping, or another process. You have a right to hold the responsible company accountable for what they’ve done.

    What Is Food Poisoning?

    Food poisoning occurs when a contaminant enters a food product or container, and a person consumes it. Viruses, parasites, and bacteria can contact the food when someone mishandles it, stores it at the wrong temperature, or fails to seal the packaging tightly.

    The most common symptoms of food poisoning include:

    • Bloody or watery diarrhea
    • Nausea
    • Fever
    • Vomiting
    • Muscle weakness
    • Dehydration
    • Headaches
    • Trouble breathing
    • Abdominal cramps and pain

    For some people, the adverse reaction they experience will resolve without medical intervention. However, sometimes food contamination can lead to severe symptoms and life-threatening conditions.

    Compensation Available in an Insurance Claim

    You could file a liability claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. However, determining who caused the contamination can be challenging. That’s why it’s critical that you hire an Oklahoma City toxic food products and container lawyer to assist you. Abel Law Firm has the resources to investigate cases like this and obtain all available evidence to uncover the source of the problem.

    Whether you suffered minor or severe symptoms, you might have required medical treatment to recover. The losses you suffered due to your illness deserve adequate compensation, so you’re not forced to pay for anything yourself.

    When you file a claim, you can seek compensation for losses such as:

    • Past and future medical costs
    • Out-of-pocket expenses
    • Lost wages
    • Lost future earnings
    • Pain and suffering
    • Emotional distress
    • Reduced enjoyment of life
    • Loss of consortium or companionship

    Recovering the full monetary value of a personal injury case requires experience and knowledge of state laws. At Abel Law Firm, our legal team uses aggressive tactics to negotiate with the insurance company for a fair and full settlement. If they deny the claim or refuse to raise their offer, we can move forward with a lawsuit.

    Contact Us

    Abel Law Firm has been fighting for the rights of our clients for over 40 years. We believe those injured by the negligent actions of companies deserve justice. You can depend on us to create the right legal strategy that meets your needs and achieves your goals. We are willing to go to battle for you to help you get back on your feet.

    If you have been injured or harmed by toxic food or unsafe containers, please contact the Oklahoma toxic food product and container lawyers at the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 for a free consultation.

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    The Journal Record 2023 Reader Rankings - Top Winner - Abel Law Firm - Best Peronal Injury Law Firm

    Oklahomans across the state have recognized the Abel Law Firm's unique heritage as a statewide institution. Founded by Ed Abel, and today led by his son, Luke Abel, our personal injury law firm has become synonymous with empathy, compassion, and the highest professional performance serving our neighbors. Our family has sought to leave a profound impact upon the State of Oklahoma. We appreciate that former Governor Mary Fallin recognized that dedication when she declared May 1st "Ed Abel Day."

    To be named Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm is humbling. We are grateful to have won this prestigious honor. We work every day to earn the trust of those we serve: Oklahoma families who are facing some of the most difficulty days of their lives due to the negligence of others. It is our intention and resolve to continue to be deserving of the faith Oklahomans have placed in our family's law firm. Thank you!

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