photodune-4385116-legal-gavel-on-a-law-book-xsThe CDC estimates that there are 76 million cases of food-borne illness in the United States each year. Of these cases, about 300,000 people are hospitalized, and 5,000 people die. Everyone is at risk for the disease, however, pregnant women (and their fetuses), infants and children, the elderly, and the severely ill are at greatest risk for severe complications, permanent disability, and death.

Food poisoning,” occurs when food contaminated with bacteria or other pathogens, such as parasites or viruses, is consumed. Poisonous chemicals, pesticides, and other harmful substances can also cause foodborne illness.

Food Poisoning Symptoms may include upset stomach, diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, headache, weakness, and dehydration. The symptoms may appear several hours to several days after ingesting contaminated food.

If you or someone you know have food poisoning symptoms, please contact the Law Office of Michael Feldman toll free at 877-978-4878 for immediate attention.

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