Can I Sue a Restaurant for Food Poisoning?

Food poisoning is not only one of the most unpleasant experiences for anyone to endure, but it can also be incredibly dangerous on a bigger scale. While we all proceed with a measure of precaution when eating at a restaurant, bad luck strikes when we least expect it and forces us to deal with the unfortunate consequences of food poisoning. In everyday food poisoning situations, it is not worth pursuing litigation because proving the illness isn’t related to something else is almost impossible. However, when large numbers of people who ate at the same place consequently contract food poisoning at the same time, an investigation is worth it.

Successfully determining the source of these concurrent cases of food poisoning is essential for preventing future outbreaks and improving public health. If you suffered severe food poisoning because of a meal or food you were sold by a restaurant, you may be entitled to compensation depending on the circumstances.

A viable claim against a restaurant or establishment will have evidence of the following:

  • A medical professional diagnosed you with food poisoning
  • You ate food from a specific restaurant or contracted the illness from someone who ate there
  • Your illness caused you quantifiable harm

Food poisoning may occur because the restaurant is not up to regulation, doesn’t hold its employees accountable in upholding safety practices, or sells unsafe or unsanitary food. The health department can confirm any outbreaks or violations affecting quality or safety.  

Dedicated Okemos Personal Injury Lawyers Advocating for You

At White Law PLLC, we understand food poisoning is more than just uncomfortable, it’s extremely dangerous. It is also a direct result of another person’s negligence, which deserves to be met with the consequences of the law. Your health should not be collateral damage of another’s reckless or careless behavior and our legal team will fight for you. Our legal team will pursue compensation for any emotional and physical suffering you have endured.

If you are a victim of food poisoning, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling (517) 316-1195 today.