It seems that every week brings another outbreak of dangerous Salmonella, Listeria, or E. coli food poisoning. Unfortunately, food poisoning is one of those “urban fears” that is real and worrisome. In fact, food poisoning is on the rise today due to a variety of factors involving the way our food is processed, shipped and sold.
Food poisoning lawsuits are an important part of our mission, “Keeping It Safe.” Lawsuits bring attention to the cause of food safety and can help force negligent companies to change their unsafe practices – practices that may hurt our most vulnerable citizens: the elderly, children, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.
While we understand how busy everyone is today, the truth is filing a food poisoning lawsuit is a very important part of keeping our food system safe. That’s because lawsuits play an important role in holding negligent corporations accountable and helps shape future legislature that affects food safety.
Time and time again, we’ve found that many top food manufacturers were fully aware of their potentially dangerous practices and yet choose to look the other way, endangering their customers’ lives.
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If you’re considering working with a food poisoning lawyer, you need to know:
1. Our food poisoning lawyers are supported by the resources of an experienced, national law firm. That is important because Robins Cloud has the funds to “front” the expenses of your food poisoning lawsuit (in legal speak, that means we work “on a contingency basis”). This is a very pro-client way to work, as we’re only paid if and when you are compensated, and only if we are successful. It also incentivizes us even more to go that extra distance and get the most out of your individual lawsuit. In addition, an initial consult with our food poisoning lawyers doesn’t cost you anything.
2. It is important to act quickly. In fact, there is a “statute of limitations” involved with food poisoning lawsuits. Meaning, if you want to file a lawsuit, you need to contact us right away to preserve your rights.
If you’re trying to get a grasp of just how dangerous the foods we rely on may have become, look no further than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC reports show 48 million cases of food poisoning in the U.S. each year. Some of these food poisoning cases may be mild. However, according to the CDC, around 3,000 people in the U.S. die from food poisoning each year. The worst part of this is, that food poisoning is preventable.
Who Is Responsible for Keeping Food Safe?
While the CDC — as well as other agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and your local health department — all play important roles in monitoring food poisoning outbreaks and alerting the public when an unsafe food needs to be recalled, the sheer number of food products that are produced and sold today is staggering.
In fact, because of the number of recalls our nation faces today, individual consumers have enormous power through holding manufacturers accountable for dangerous foods. By filing a food poisoning lawsuit, you may be able to play an important part in keeping our nation’s food safe.