As one of the basic necessities of life, food nourishes us and gives us strength and energy to go about our daily activities. Unfortunately, if food is contaminated with a pesticide or other harmful product, it can hurt our health. Consumers may be at risk of serious food-related illnesses when food companies or restaurants act negligently.
You must hold the negligent party accountable if you or a loved one has suffered from contaminated food. Contact the Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers of the Abel Law Firm today at (405) 239-7046 to speak with a legal professional about your options.
Causes of Food Contamination
Millions of people are affected by food contamination yearly in the United States. Most victims experience common symptoms like dehydration or an upset stomach, but other cases are more severe. Food contamination can result from the following:
- Using rotten or unclean produce
- Unsanitary slaughtering or meat processing techniques
- Using illegal or otherwise harmful pesticides
- Negligent food storage techniques
Consuming contaminated food can jeopardize a person’s health, and victims of food poisoning should make food companies pay for this irresponsible behavior. It may be possible to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Our legal professionals are ready to help you seek the financial compensation you deserve in your contaminated food case. Contact the Oklahoma City contaminated food lawyers of the Abel Law Firm today at (405) 239-7046 to schedule a free consultation.