Our law firm receives frequent requests for legal representation from victims of food poisoning. There are many common questions victims of serious injuries including food contamination injuries asked our attorney during their initial legal consultations. One of the most frequent questions asked by clients is, “how much is my case worth,” or “what is the value of my case.” Every case is different comprising of a unique set of factors thus making a calculation for the estimated compensation amount difficult to establish without a thorough case analysis by an experienced and knowledgeable legal practitioner. However there are several factors which play a significant role in the potential value of a food contamination case. Those factors are presented below. If you have any further legal questions and would like to schedule a free no cost case legal analysis of your case contact our food poisoning law firm toll free (855)385-2529.
Factors in Estimating the Potential Average Settlement Value of a Food Poisoning Lawsuit1. Severity of the Injury Incurred: The most important factor in determining the estimate value of a personal injury claim is the severity of the food poisoning. In the majority of cases individuals suffer mild symptoms of fever, dehydration, and gastrointestinal issues lasting a few days. However, many individuals suffer severe medical complications resulting for food borne illnesses lasting weeks at a time. According to the CDC 128,000 out of the total of 48 million food poisonings victims required hospitalizations. A further 3,000 individual each year die due to food-borne contamination. The severity of injuries can be evidenced via the use of hospital records, medication and prescription drug costs and the cost of rehabilitation care. Some of the most severe food borne illnesses include:
- E. Coli
- Staph Infection