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Listeria Found in Recalled Food Products in Multiple States

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Food Poisoning Lawyer. Stores in multiple states are pulling food products from their shelves after they were recalled due to concerns about listeria contamination.

The Recall

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Antioch Food Poisoning Deaths

I’m Ed Smith, an Antioch Food Poisoning Attorney. A Thanksgiving holiday dinner turned deadly in Antioch for several residents of an assisted living center. As details have surfaced at a snail’s pace over the past week, family members of the victims struggle to cope with the loss of their loved ones and want to know who is responsible for the tragedy.

What Happened?

Sacramento Area Campylobacter Food Poisoning Lawyer

Sacramento Area Campylobacter Food Poisoning Lawyer
Sacramento Area Campylobacter Food Poisoning Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury attorney. Campylobacter is a type of bacterium that can cause intestinal illnesses and infections.  The bacteria are a significant cause of many foodborne diarrheal illnesses in humans and are actually the most common bacteria that cause gastroenteritis worldwide.  While campylobacter infections are typically mild illnesses, complications can lead one to develop paralysis from Guillain-Barre syndrome, and an infection can sometimes even cause death, particularly in more sensitive populations like children, the elderly, and the immunosuppressed.

Sacramento Area Vibrio Lawyer

Sacramento Area Vibrio Lawyer
Sacramento Area Vibrio Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Fair Oaks Personal Injury Lawyer. There are a number of different vibrio bacteria that cause an illness known as vibriosis.  Three of the most common species of vibrio that cause illness in the United States are Vibrio vulnificus, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, and Vibrio alginolyticus.  Vibrio is thought to cause about 80,000 illnesses annually in the United States, 52,000 of which are linked to the consumption of contaminated food.  Vibrio is also estimated to cause 100 deaths every year in the United States.  Because vibrio naturally lives in salt or brackish water, you can ingest vibrio bacteria if you consume contaminated undercooked or raw seafood, especially oysters.  Oysters eat by filtering water, so when an oyster filters water containing the vibrio bacteria, the bacteria can concentrate in the oyster’s tissues.  Vibrio food poisoning most often occurs in Gulf Coast states like Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas, and about eighty percent of cases happen between May and October when water temperatures are warmer.  While most cases of vibrio poisoning are caused by contaminated food, it is also possible to expose yourself to the bacteria if an open wound comes in contact with seawater.

Sacramento Shigella Lawyer

Sacramento Shigella Lawyer

Sacramento Shigella Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney. Shigella is a group of bacteria that causes the diarrhea disease shigellosis.  It is estimated that shigella causes about 500,000 cases of diarrhea each year in the United States.  While shigella is not the most common cause of foodborne illness, the bacteria are very contagious and those who do contract a shigella infection can have a lengthy bout of diarrhea and in some cases, an infection can lead to life-threatening complications.

Sacramento Area Listeria Attorney

Sacramento Area Listeria Attorney
Sacramento Area Listeria Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury attorney. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that causes listeriosis, which is a serious infection that can occur if someone eats food that is contaminated with the listeria bacteria.  Listeriosis primarily affects pregnant women, older adults, infants, and those with weakened immune systems, though, on occasion, people without these risk factors can also be affected by the disease.  In the United States, it is estimated that approximately 1,600 people get sick from listeria every year, and of these 1,600 people, about 260 of them die.

Sacramento Area Hepatitis A Lawyer

Sacramento Area Hepatitis A Lawyer

Sacramento Area Hepatitis A Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, an East Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Hepatitis A is a virus that causes liver disease, and that typically is transmitted through the ingestion of contaminated water or food, or through direct contact with an infectious person.  Because there is an effective vaccine available to prevent hepatitis A, it is usually those who are unvaccinated that are more at risk of contracting hepatitis A from contaminated water or food.  While other hepatitis viruses can cause chronic liver disease, hepatitis A can cause debilitating symptoms and acute liver failure, which is sudden and temporary, but it can also be fatal.

Sacramento Area Botulism Food Poisoning Lawyer

Sacramento Area Botulism Food Poisoning Lawyer
Sacramento Area Botulism Food Poisoning Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Botulism is a serious type of food poisoning that can occur if you ingest food that contains a neurotoxin produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum.  Clostridium botulinum bacteria tend to thrive and produce the neurotoxin in an environment with little oxygen, such as that found in canned goods.  Even a tiny amount of the neurotoxin can cause you to be severely ill.  While botulism is not the most common form of food poisoning, it can be deadly if the illness is not caught right away and properly treated.

Suing A Fairfield Restaurant For Food Poisoning

Suing A Fairfield Restaurant For Food Poisoning

Suing A Fairfield Restaurant For Food Poisoning

I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield Personal Injury Attorney. Foodborne illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses can be very serious and in some cases can cause severe complications leading up to possible death. Food poisoning can occur in many places but oftentimes the source of food poisoning outbreaks occur in restaurants, cafes, and other food service settings. In these instances, infectious outbreaks usually arise because a food service employee does not take proper hygienic procedures in preparing or handling food before it is served; it can be the chef in the kitchen or the waiter bringing your meal to your table that can bring you a nightmare to your stomach. In cases where you have suffered serious injuries as a result of food poisoning from eating at a restaurant, it can be possible to file a claim against that identified restaurant for any damages you have sustained. However, there are a number of steps you must first follow in order to determine whether that claim is even viable in the first place.

Davis Food Poisoning Attorney

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Davis Food Poisoning Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Davis Personal Injury Attorney. There are many different kinds of pathogens or bugs that can be lurking in the food you eat and that can make you extremely ill.  Many foodborne illnesses or food poisoning cases can be caused by some of the following pathogens:

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