When a grocery store or restaurant sells food to a customer, one of their main responsibilities is to provide uncontaminated foods. Because of this, there are many health regulations which these establishments must follow, including throwing out or destroying anything that may have come in contact with a dangerous source of bacteria or may have been stored in a contaminated container. If a grocer or restaurant fails to meet these basic safety requirements, they may be held responsible for the resulting repercussions.
If you’ve been the victim of food sickness or another serious health complication as a result of eating contaminated food, you may be entitled to take legal against the food provider for their negligence. Call our St. Louis contaminated food attorneys of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300 to discuss how we may be able to help you during this difficult time.
The Causes of Contaminated Food Illnesses
Food sickness is a serious concern, as it can lead to serious dehydration and severe digestive discomfort. In severe cases, food-borne bacteria, such as E. coli, can prove extremely dangerous, possibly even fatal, for people. Bacteria can be transferred to consumers in a number of ways, such as:
- Unsafe storage in the store or restaurant
- Leaving containers open or not discarding opened containers
- Preparing fresh foods in the same area as contaminated foods
- Failing to properly prepare foods to reduce the possibility of food-related illness
These mistakes should be caught by a restaurant or grocery store before a person suffers a bout of food sickness. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, causing an innocent person to suffer the ramifications of contaminated food.
If your food-borne illness was caused by a grocery store or restaurant’s poor storage or preparation, you shouldn’t have to bear the costs of the accompanying health problems. Our legal team may be able to help you get the financial compensation you are seeking. For additional information regarding your legal options, contact our experienced St. Louis contaminated food lawyers of the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300 today.