According to news reports more than 50 individuals suffered from severe symptoms associated with food poisoning following an NAACP reception in Redwood City, California this past week. More than a dozen people were taken by emergency transportation to hospitals across the city. Many other were able to drive themselves to nearby hospital emergency rooms and urgent care centers. Amongst the notables at the dinner who suffered food poisoning symptoms include former Oakland Mayor and assemblyman Elihu Harris. The dinner took place at the Sofitel Hotel.
Filing a Food Poisoning Lawsuit
There are several causes of action which can be pursued in a food poisoning lawsuit including (1) Breach of warranty lawsuit against the producer of the food which may include the catering service and or hotel establishment, (2) Product liability claim; contamination based lawsuit against the supplier of the contaminated fish or product. (3) Negligence bases lawsuit; breach of a duty of care being the cause of injuries suffered by the victim.
Compensation Available for Victims of Food Poisoning
Individual who have suffered from a food borne illness have the right to seek compensation for all damages sustained. Specific types of damages compensable in such cases include the following…
- All health and medical costs.
- All future health, medical and rehabilitation expenses.
- Pain and suffering including mental anguish.
- Loss of income and loss of future earnings.
Statute of Limitations for Your Case
Statute of Limitations refers to the time limit an individual has to file a personal injury civil lawsuit for recovery of damages in the court of law. In the state of California a victims will have two years from the date of the incident to file a claim. There are some exceptions which may apply. (1) Minors under the age of 18 have two years from the date of their 18th birthday to file a claim. (2) Mental or physical incapacitation of the victim. (3) The injuries or damages did not manifest themselves until a later time.
Attorney Consultation Available: If you or a loved one have become seriously ill due to a food poisoning outbreak and have any legal questions feel free to contact our law offices. All legal consultation regarding your case are proved free of charge by our attorneys.
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