“Preventing Food Borne Illnesses: The Risks and Legal Consequences”
Dining out at restaurants or other public establishments can be a risky affair, as improper food handling and preparation can lead to serious food borne illnesses. With over 70 million cases reported annually, it’s crucial to understand the dangers and your rights as a consumer.
Common Food Borne Illnesses:
- E. coli (Escherichia coli O157:H7)
- Campylobacter jejuni
- Clostridium perfringens
Symptoms of food poisoning can vary, from mild discomfort to serious infections and even wrongful death. Restaurant staff has a professional obligation to ensure food safety and when they fail to do so, legal action may be taken to seek compensation for damages or injuries.
For more information on food borne illnesses and your rights, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney or visit the website of the Atlanta firm Webb, Wade, Taylor & Thompson, LLC.