New Jersey Food Poisoning Claims
Understanding the Laws Surrounding Food Poisoning
Food poisoning occurs when an individual eats a food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, or other toxins. The food could have been contaminated during any point in its lifecycle from the production to the processing—or it may have been contaminated when it was handled or cooked improperly.
Common ways for food poisoning to occur include the following:
- Someone with unclean hands prepared the food.
- Unclean cooking utensils were used to prepare the food.
- You were served meat that was undercooked.
- The food was stored as an inappropriate temperature.
Most everyone has experienced the pain of food poisoning. Although this can be common, it is important to recognize that you may have grounds to pursue a lawsuit for legal compensation if you have been the victim of a foodborne illness. If you believe that you have a case, we encourage you to contact us.
Who Is Liable for Food Poisoning?
As cases of foodborne illnesses fall under product liability law, they can be subject to strict liability. This means that a plaintiff must prove that they were served or given defective food either at a restaurant or at a grocery store. Under strict liability theory, the plaintiff would not need to prove that the defendant failed to uphold the standard of reasonable care—they must simply prove that the product was unreasonably dangerous.
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From E. Coli to Hepatitis, there are no food poisoning cases that we cannot handle. Get in touch with a product liability lawyer from our New Jersey law firm today to schedule your free case evaluation.