Listeria Contamination In Buffalo, New York
Jed Dietrich, Esq. Strives to Provide the Highest Level of Personal Injury Service to People Who Suffered From Listeria as a Result of Food Contamination in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York and Throughout New York State.
When we eat out at restaurants or purchase food from the grocery store, we expect that our food will be safe to consume. Unfortunately, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that foodborne illness causes 48 million people to become sick each year, killing 3,000. One common type of foodborne illness is listeria (or listeriosis). Beyond the discomfort of food poisoning symptoms, listeria ingestion can also lead to hospitalization or even death. It is the responsibility of all those involved in food production and food preparation to take all reasonable measures to prevent food from becoming contaminated.
Have you, or a loved one, suffered serious personal harm as the result of listeria food poisoning? You may be entitled to compensation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has won countless personal injury cases and will fight with determination and grit in their attempt to get you the compensation you may be owed.
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The CDC defines listeria as “a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.” The CDC estimates 1,600 people suffer from listeria infection each year, and 260 of those people die.
Listeria has many mild symptoms, and these symptoms include:
- Diarrhea; and
These are the least severe symptoms of listeria, and they are common food poisoning symptoms. In many of these cases, it is likely that the illness will not be severe enough for someone to seek medical treatment. Because of this, it is unlikely that minor cases of listeria will be diagnosed. While people tend to recover from these symptoms, any food poisoning illness can result in the following:
- Dehydration; and
- Dizziness and disorientation.
In the worst cases, the dehydration from food poisoning can have long term health impacts or lead to death.
If someone you love does not recover from apparent food poisoning or seems to be suffering from dehydration, it may be necessary to seek emergency medical treatment. If you are concerned, contact a primary care physician or urgent care center for guidance.
If the listeria moves outside of the gut, it is called invasive listeriosis, and it can be very serious. Pregnant women, the elderly and those with poor health are at a higher risk of complications from invasive listeriosis.
Invasive listeriosis in pregnant women has symptoms such as headache, fever, fatigue and muscle aches. Though these symptoms may seem minor and typical of the common flu, invasive listeriosis can lead to serious complications with pregnancy, including miscarriage.
In people who are not pregnant, invasive listeriosis can cause the following symptoms:
- Muscle aches;
- Stiff neck;
- Loss of balance; and
Invasive listeriosis can be deadly. In most cases, the CDC says symptoms of invasive listeriosis manifest 1 to 4 weeks after eating a contaminated food item. If you are experiencing these symptoms, particularly if you are pregnant, please contact your doctor for guidance.
If you, or someone you love, suffered a serious health emergency as a result of a listeria infection, you may be entitled to compensation. If the listeria infection resulted from the consumption of mishandled food, the person or companies responsible should be held accountable. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., New York Super Lawyer Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his diligent team of Buffalo, New York listeria food poisoning personal injury lawyers will fight tenaciously to attempt to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today by calling 716-839-3939 or by going online. Don’t wait!
HAVE YOU SUFFERED A LISTERIA INFECTION FROM CONTAMINATED FOOD IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL FOODBORNE ILLNESS INJURY ATTORNEY JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
Listeria illness results from consumption of food with the listeria bacteria present. The CDC has traced listeria outbreaks to these common foods:
- Soft cheeses, like feta, queso fresco or brie, made with unpasteurized milk;
- Raw bean sprouts;
- Luncheon meat or cold cuts;
- Smoked fish, like lox; and
- Unpasteurized or raw milk.
Pregnant women are advised not to eat soft cheese or uncooked fish products and to ensure they consume appropriately pasteurized milk and well-cooked meat products.
Listeria ingestion can be prevented by reading labels carefully on soft cheeses, keeping luncheon meat refrigerated, fully cooking bean sprouts and ensuring that melons are not kept cut open in the fridge for more than a few days. With each of these foods, careful behavior can prevent contamination.
If you believe you contracted listeria at a restaurant, event or from food purchased at a grocery store, you may be eligible for compensation. If you are unsure how to proceed, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is here to help. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has a top rated team of highly experienced listeria food poisoning personal injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York. Our team will help you determine who may be liable to you, but it is important that we get started right away! There are strict time constraints applicable to foodborne injury cases, so do not delay. Call 716-839-3939 now and receive your FREE consultation.
Food service establishments are required to follow certain safety procedures to prevent contamination by foodborne illnesses like listeria.
Some of these procedures include:
- Properly storing meat products at or below a certain temperature;
- Discarding food products after a certain number of days; and
- Following canned food storage procedures and shelf-stability guidelines.
If you, or a loved one, ate at a food service establishment and contracted listeria, and that listeria contraction was the result of the establishment’s neglect, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages due to missed work;
- Pain and suffering; and/or
- Wrongful death.
If you believe you may be entitled to compensation for your listeria illness, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today. Our team of listeria food poisoning personal injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York, has a track record of success with food poisoning cases. Let us begin the fight for you today! Call 716-839-3939 NOW!
HAVE YOU SUFFERED LISTERIA INFECTION AS A RESULT OF FOOD CONTAMINATION IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!