Knowledgeable New York City Attorneys Protecting Victims of Foodborne Illness
Our skilled NYC foodborne illness lawyers fight for your health and safety
There are more than 25,000 restaurants in New York City serving a wide range of delicious foods from around the globe. Unfortunately, the danger of contracting a food-borne illness is always present. If you or a loved one has been the victim of food poisoning in New York, the law office of Robinson & Yablon, P.C. is ready to fight for your rights.
What is a Foodborne illness?
Foodborne illnesses are infections that can be contracted through the consumption of contaminated or tainted food. Food served at a restaurant, pre-packaged food, and food cooked in your own home all carry a risk of containing bacteria that can cause a foodborne illness.
Some common bacteria strains that cause foodborne illness include:
- Clostridium perfringens
- Staphylococcus aureus (Staph)
- Escherichia coli (E. coli)
- Food poisoning
Who is at risk of foodborne illness in New York?
The American food supply is among the safest in the world. However, according to the Federal government, about 48 million cases of foodborne illness occur annually—resulting in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.
Some common issues at restaurants and other food providers in New York include:
Young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are most at risk for contracting a serious foodborne illness that can lead to hospitalization and even death.
Documenting the evidence
If you have been infected with a foodborne illness, it is crucial that you document as many details related to your illness as possible. Receipts detailing your food purchase as well as invoices from any medical care received should be well documented.
This evidence will be important when proving a connection between the source of the foodborne illness and your symptoms. Although it can be difficult to prove the source of your illness was the existence of a foodborne pathogen from a specific restaurant or food product, our dedicated attorneys and staff members are available to guide you through the process and help you receive fair compensation for your injury.
Get help from an experienced New York foodborne illness attorney
At the law firm of Robinson & Yablon, P.C., we have the experience and resources to investigate and build a claim to help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. If a foodborne illness has caused you serious harm or resulted in the death or injury of a loved one, contact us today at (212) 725-8566 for a consultation.