Salmonella Food Poisoning Cases & Claims
The Federal Centers for Disease Control estimate that 1.2 Americans become ill from salmonella food poisoning each year. Of those infected, 23,000 people are hospitalized, and 450 people die from complications associated with the illness.
Due to the significant health risks associated with salmonella food poisoning, we have enacted safety laws and regulations to protect consumers. These safety laws and regulations provide individuals with the ability to hold businesses and manufacturers accountable when they violate basic food-safety rules and regulations.
Experienced salmonella lawyers in Oregon know that if you are ill and are diagnosed with salmonellosis, it’s important that you understand your rights. Simply put, if someone causes you harm, they are responsible for harm caused.
In most cases, the source of the salmonella infection will have infected multiple people. As a result of multiple infections, health authorities will be notified. From there, public officials will begin an investigation to determine the source for the multiple salmonella infections, called an outbreak. Such investigations into the cause of salmonella succeed at a relatively high rate. Due to biological testing and thorough investigations, companies or persons responsible for outbreaks are usually exposed.
Oregon Salmonella Lawyers
Experienced salmonella lawyers in Oregon are familiar with the investigation process and can assist public officials during the investigation. Food poisoning attorneys often work with public officials to help prosecute the companies or persons responsible for the salmonella outbreak.
In some cases, it will be up to the food poisoning attorney himself or herself to investigate and determine the source of a salmonella infection for a client. An experienced attorney knows the investigative steps to take, and when this is work is completed, can use this information to hold the responsible party accountable for causing the outbreak.