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Food Poisoning in Nursing Home Lawsuit – Elderly Care Claims

Food Poisoning in Nursing Home Lawsuit – Elderly Care Claims Food contamination and food poisoning is an increasing epidemic in nursing home and elderly care centers across the United States. According to published statics thousands of elderly suffer severe medical complications and foodborne illnesses due to the consumption of meals prepared in unsanitary conditions in nursing home kitchens and cafeterias. Due to poor general health and a reduction of immune systems, the elderly are at a heightened risk of permanent medical conditions and death due to contraction of foodborne viruses, and bacteria. Under Federal and state elderly neglect laws care facility owe a general duty of proper care which included providing for a proper diet and nutrition plan and adherence to strict laws regarding the sanitary preparation of meals. Victims of food poisoning have a right to compensation for all damages incurred form at fault parties which may include nursing home and elderly care facility operators and owners. If you or a loved one have been a victim of poisoning at a nursing home or elderly care facility and have legal questions feel free to contact our law offices. All legal consultations regarding your mater are completely confidential and free of charge.

Common Foodborne Illnesses and Contamination Resulting in Serious Medical Health Complications:

  • Botulism
  • E. Coli
  • Listeria
  • Norovirus
  • Salmonella
  • Staph Infection
According to recent reports by the CDC (center for disease control) adults over the age of 65 have a increased 400% risk contracting listeria in comparison to the general population.

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Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit: In certain jurisdictions relatives of the deceased have the right to file a wrongful death cause of action against at fault parties. Courts have placed varied restrictions as to which family member can file a claim in the court of law. For more information on wrongful death laws see here.

Filing a Lawsuit – Compensation for Food Poisoning

Victims of nursing home abuse or neglect resulting in the contraction of dangerous illnesses including food borne diseases are entitled to full and just compensation for all their losses including
  • Cost of medical care
  • future rehabilitation and disability care costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • emotional distress including PTSD and depression
  • Punitive damages – where a defendant displays a reckless disregard for the life and health of a victim
Attorney Consultation: If you or a loved one have any further legal questions or would like a legal consultation from an attorney contact our law offices toll free at (855)385-2529. All consultations are completely confidential and free of charge. Elder Abuse Lawsuit – Legal Guide Food Poisoning Lawsuits

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