If you or a loved one ingests a dangerous food or substance due to some else’s negligence, a poisoning lawyer at the Wieand Law Firm, LLC can help. Ingesting poisons can lead have severe consequences, including organ damage and other internal injuries. Some poisons can even cause brain damage. A poisoning victim may incur significant medical expenses and lose income due to time off from work. Children are particularly vulnerable to poisoning due to their inability to read warning labels or instructions. A poisoning lawyer can help you understand your legal options for filing a claim.
Poisoning can come from many sources. Our poisoning lawyers are familiar with many types of poisoning claims, including:
- Food Allergies
- Food Poisoning/Salmonella
- Lead Paint
- Carbon Monoxide
- Pharmaceutical liability
Our experienced attorneys know how to investigate these claims and determine if another party was negligent. A skilled and knowledgeable attorney can help you file a claim and navigate the legal system to seek a remedy for your injuries.
Food establishments such as restaurants have an obligation to warn customers about allergens in their kitchen. When restaurants fail to warn and safeguard their customers with food allergies, serious complications such as anaphylaxis, can occur.
Food poisoning occurs when bacteria, parasites, or virus on food products infects a person and causes gastrointestinal illness. Salmonella is the biggest bacterial cause of food poisoning each year in the United states, affecting over a million people and resulting in over 26,000 hospitalizations annually. Food poisoning is particularly dangerous to the elderly, children, and those with a compromised immune system.
Food poisoning is often due to the negligence of the person or company preparing the food. Bacteria causing these illness to lurk in:
- Undercooked food
- Food that is not properly refrigerate
- Unclean hands or utensils
Restaurants, caterers, and other professional kitchens are required to follow strict health codes and regulations to reduce the risk of food poisoning. A poisoning lawyer can help identify the responsible parties and hold them accountable for negligent actions.
Adult lead poisoning is most often associated with an exposure at work from inhaling lead fumes, ingesting lead-contaminated food or water, or touching lead dust. Construction workers, auto repair workers, battery manufacturers, and police officers are a few occupations with a known risk of lead exposure. Companies that violate safety regulations may lead to unnecessary lead exposures for their workers.
Children are especially at risk from lead found in homes built before 1978, water pipes, and consumer products. Property owners are required to take safety precautions to ensure tenants are not exposed to lead paint. Exposure to lead paint can lead to chronic emotional and cognitive disabilities. Our attorneys can help hold landlords accountable for your child’s negligent exposure to lead paint.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning is responsible for hundreds of deaths in the US each year and causes serious injuries for many more individuals. Sometimes these poisonings are due to an improperly labeled product, or by a negligent landlord or property owner. In these cases a poisoning lawyer can help determine if you have a claim.
If you sustained an injury or medical problem due to a prescription drug that you were not properly informed about, we may be able to help. Pharmaceutical liability claims may address improperly marketed medication, medications with dangerous side effects, or injuries caused by medications that were tainted or improperly manufactured.
Contact a Poisoning Lawyer at the Wieand Law Firm, LLC today
If you or a loved one was sustained a serious injury from poisoning, contact the poisoning attorneys at the Wieand Law Firm. We offer a free consultation to discuss your situation and provide the legal options available. Call us today at 215-666-777, or send us a message, to talk with one of our experienced attorneys.