Do You Need a Milwaukee Injury Lawyer for Your Food Poisoning Lawsuit?
If you have been hospitalized or a loved one has died due to food poisoning, you should consider hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to help you recover damages. A Milwaukee attorney experienced with handling lawsuits for foodborne illness and pathogen victims can help you recover losses incurred due to medical bills, missed work, pain and suffering, and more.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 million people get sick due to foodborne diseases every year, with 128,000 of those being hospitalized and 3,000 of those people dying. Foodborne pathogens (bacteria, viruses and microbes), are becoming increasingly dangerous and deadly, and anyone who suffers due to the negligence of a food handler, meat processor or food manufacturer is entitled to compensation.
Causes of Food Poisoning and Foodborne Illness
Foodborne pathogens spread easily and rapidly. Here are just a few food handling and storage situations that can lead to food poisoning:
- Kitchen workers who do not wash their hands
- Improperly canned or stored food
- Improperly handled food
- Using expired food
- Cross contamination (for instance, using the same utensils for both cooked and raw meat)
- Undercooked food
- Sick food handlers
Types of Food Pathogens and Foodborne Illness
While most people are familiar with Hepatitis and Salmonella, the list of deadly foodborne pathogens is quite long. Not only can serious cases of food poisoning result in huge medical expenses and hospital time, death due to food poisoning isn’t as uncommon as most would like to think. Gebhard Law Office files food poisoning lawsuits involving illnesses and pathogens such as:
- Vibrio vulnificus
- Campylobacter jejuni
- Scombroid poisoning
- Clostridium perfringens
- Ciguatera poisoning
- Hepatitis A
- Gastroenteritis (Norwalk virus)
- Enterobacter sakazakii
- Escherichia coli or E. coli
Getting Food Poisoning Victims the Compensation They Deserve
With nearly two decades of experience as a professional Milwaukee personal injury lawyer, Karl Gebhard has the experience and knowledge necessary to successfully litigate lawsuits for victims of foodborne illness and food poisoning. Not only does he fight to get his clients the just and fair compensation they deserve for their medical bills and lost wages, he fights to get them maximum compensation for their pain and suffering. Karl Gebhard understands that foodborne illness can be inconvenient, painful and scary, and that victims are entitled to recover damages for their suffering.
Free Consultation from Milwaukee Food Poisoning Attorney
If you have been hospitalized due to foodborne illness or a loved one has died due to food poisoning, contact Gebhard Law Office of Milwaukee, Wisconsin today. Karl Gebhard is an experienced personal injury attorney who thoroughly understands Wisconsin’s food laws and food handling regulations, and he is committed to getting his clients the compensation they deserve to cover medical bills, lost earnings, disability, pain and suffering, and any other hardship that may be due to negligent food handling.
Call Gebhard Law Office at 414-873-6550 for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment concerning your foodborne illness claim. Milwaukee food poisoning lawyer Karl Gebhard offers his services throughout Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the surrounding areas, and all services are offered on a contingency basis.