Food Poisoning Lawyers and Food Poisoning Attorneys

Food poisoning, more accurately called foodborne illness, is caused by harmful toxins present in food that is consumed. Typically, these are bacteria (such as E. coli), parasites, or viruses, although food poisoning can also be caused by chemicals, such as pesticides, present in food. The contamination of food can result from poor sanitation, improper handling, preparation, or food storage. While good hygiene can lower the risk of contracting food poisoning, it is not a guarantee.

The symptoms of food poisoning are similar to those of the flu and the two are often difficult to tell apart. Symptoms of food poisoning typically manifest themselves within 48 hours of consuming contaminated food. The common symptoms of food poisoning include:

  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

While the symptoms of food poisoning are usually mild and the recovery quick, foodborne illness can cause more serious health problems, especially for those with weaker immune systems. The bacterium that causes botulism, for example, is quite rare and is often deadly. Some of the most common causes of food poisoning include salmonella, E. coli, campylobacter, parasites, hepatitis A, and norovirus. If you have been harmed due to eating contaminated food, our food poisoning lawyers may be able to help. Fill out the short form on this page for a free review of your potential food poisoning claim today.

Food Poisoning Legal Guide and Information

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Foodborne Pathogens
Common illnesses caused by or related to food. 
Answers and Information
Answers to frequently asked questions about Food Poisoning.
Prevention and Safety
A guide to the prevention of Food Poisoning and the safe storage and consumption of food.
Symptoms and Complications
 An overview of the symptoms and complications resulting from Food Poisoning.
Food Recalls
An overview and explanation of the Food Recall process and its implications.
Food Allergies
An overview of Food Allergies.

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Food Poisoning - Medline Plus
Important information on food poisoning inluding causes, symptoms, risk factors, and prevention.
Food Poisoning FAQs - CDC
Foodborne illness FAQs provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms - FDA
Basic facts on various foodborne pathogenic microorganisms.
Bacteria and Foodborne Illness FAQs
The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse provides FAQs on bacteria and foodborne illness.
Foodborne Disease
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Dieases provides an overview of foodborne dieases including botulism, e. coli and salmonella.