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The food poisoning attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP, represent children and adults who have been injured by food. Usually, when a person consumes food that has been spoiled or contains pathogens, a food injury occurs. Food poisoning injuries caused by Salmonella, Shigella and E-Coli for example, are dangerous and can be fatal. However, there have been several other types of food related cases our law firm has handled involving food allergies and hot substances.
Food Allergies are very common. Every so often, individuals will tell restaurants and caterers they are allergic to certain types of food. Without heeding the advice, sometimes caterers will still prepare the food knowing the potential for an allergic reaction. It is difficult and in fact sometimes impossible for the person with the allergy to detect contaminated food and as a consequence, can have a severe allergic reaction that could result in death.
People with food allergies can actually go into anaphylactic shock. This is when the entire body has a reaction to a chemical that becomes an allergen. If you are allergic and exposed to substances like bee sting venom, peanuts, fish related products, or other products containing allergens, you may experience anaphylactic shock. It is even common for hospitals, after being made aware of a person’s allergy, to still provide medication that would trigger an allergic reaction.
If you have been a victim of an allergic reaction, please contact Newland & Newland, LLP.
At Newland & Newland, LLP, we have represented children and adults that have been injured by hot substances. Waiters, waitresses and cooks sometimes spill hot substances on patrons. The injuries can be quite severe and painful. We have represented children that have had severe burns from such circumstances and can offer supportive legal guidance.
What is In My Food? Your Food Safety
Many of our clients have injured their mouths on food products that have contained metal or other material that should not have been within the food product. Sometimes these materials are placed in the food product at the restaurant and other times at the food processing plant. Regardless, consumers have a right to enjoy food that is safe to eat.
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