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It is estimated that 76,000 cases of food borne illness occur every year.  Approximately 5,000 people die every year from food poisoning outbreaks from tainted food from bacteria and viruses. Much of this is a result of poorly stored  and lack of proper refrigeration.

1) Campylobacterosis is a bacterial infection that affects the intestinal tract, and sometimes, bloodstream.  People get campylobacterosis bacteria poisoning from eating contaminated food or water, and sometimes through the contact with infected people or animals.
It is known that approximately half of the  beef and chicken in the US have some of this bacteria. This bacteria can also be found sometimes in water and milk. Symptoms don't start until 2-5 days after exposure (vomitting, diahhrea, cramps abdominal pain, fever).

2) E. coli bacteria can cause severe abdominal cramps, non-bloody diarrhea, severe bloody diarrhea, or fever.  People who have sudden bloody diarrhea should get their stool tested for E. coli immediately. It can take days to recover from E. coli bacteria poisoning. Hemolytic Uretic Syndrome is a disease sickness that can be a result of E. coli, and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome can cause anemia kidney failure.

3) A Listeria bacterial infection can cause fever, muscle aches, nausea, or diarrhea.  If left untreated, the bacteria could spread to the nervous system and cause confusion, loss of balance, convulsions and stiff neck. 

4) Salmonella bacteria can cause headache, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.  Salmonella also causes a loss of appetite, which can last for several days.  Vomiting and diarrhea can cause dehydration this is a severe risk for patients infected with Salmonella.  It can take people many months for their bowels to return to normal after Salmonella bacteria poisoning. People infected with Salmonella may get a horrible joint disorder called Reiter's Syndrome, this can then lead to permanent arthritis.

At Hollingsworth and Mumen we can evaluate your food poisoning situation and go forward if you have a case. We will collect information and evaluate you medical evaluation. *Always be sure to seek medical attention right away and keep your receipts when you purchase or order food anywhere. Be cure to contact us right away, see contact us page or immediate free case evaluation.

Contaminated food can get out on the market place easily for example:

Gab Halal Foods, a Troy, Michigan retail store, recalled approximately 550 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Typhimurium.

These products were produced between Dec. 4, 2012, and Dec. 10, 2012, and distributed to a restaurant in Macomb County, Michigan, and sold directly to consumers at Gab Halal Foods. These products were sold without a label.

On January 24, 2013, Jouni Meats, Inc., a Sterling Heights, Michigan retail store, announced it is recalling approximately 500 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium. 

These products were produced between December 4, 2012 and December 9, 2012, and distributed to a restaurant in Macomb County, Michigan, and sold directly to consumers at Jouni Meats, Inc. These products were sold without a label.

Sources of compensation for food poisoning injuries/losses
  • Manufacturers/Businesses Companies & Owners
  • Insurance companies
  • Wrongful Death
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses

  • Manufacturers responsible may face separate liability for negligence for asbestos harmful effects and lack of warning labels.
  • Lost Wages regarding any time off from your job, sick leave or a vacation time to recover from injuries due to an accident, we may be able to get compensation for this time away from work.

  • Impairment of earning capacity
  • Life care expenses
  • Vocational rehabilitation

  • Loss of consortium (the services of an injured spouse)

  • Loss of advice including comfort, assistance, protection, counsel, companionship