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The dangers of food poisoning

Posted on November 11, 2014 4:27 pm under Food Defects

Food poisoning can result from unsanitary food handling by cooks and food servers who do not wash their hands before preparing and serving meals. However, there are also cases when food poisoning has been the result of a defectively processed, packed, and distributed food product.

If left untreated, food poisoning may cause health complications that can potentially be fatal:

  • Dehydration – Because of vomiting and diarrhea, individuals with food-borne illness may lose water and electrolytes necessary to keep hydrated
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) – Abnormal destruction of red blood cells due to E. coli. It destroys the tiny vessels in the kidney, which may result in renal failure
  • Miscarriage, still birth, premature delivery, or life-threatening postnatal infection – Oftentimes caused by Listeria monocytogenes, a contaminant that can be present in processed meat products, unpasteurized milk, and cheeses

A food manufacturer’s indifference to consumer’s risk of food borne diseases should never be tolerated. Our product liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are willing to assist victims of defective food products in Wisconsin in their pursuit of justice and compensation. To learn if we can help you seek the justice you deserve, call our office at (414) 271-0900 today.