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Posted by: OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers

Food poisoning is frequently mild and more of an inconvenience than anything else. Unfortunately, not everyone who contracts a foodborne disease is so lucky. Young children, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system is more likely to suffer serious harm from food poisoning. Healthy adults can experience severe complications too.

If you were seriously affected by a foodborne disease or required hospitalization, it is critical to speak with a food poisoning attorney about your rights and options as soon as possible. OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers can guide you through filing a product liability claim against a food producer, distributor, restaurant, grocery store, or other party responsible for the contamination.

An important aspect of food injury cases is enlisting the help of medical and scientific experts. OFT’s food injury lawyers have developed an extensive, nationwide network of expert witnesses who are crucial to building airtight cases. We know who to call for every kind of foodborne illness case. Contact us today through our online form or call 888.828.7087 to schedule a consultation, and we will take care of the rest.

Experts You May Need in a Food Poisoning Case

Depending on the facts, your case may benefit from one or more expert opinions, including:

Infectious Disease Expert

During your food poisoning case, OFT Law will work with an expert with specific knowledge, training, and professional experience involving the type of infection you have or suffered from. If you contracted E. coli, you will need an expert in that serotype of E. coli. If your fetus or newborn suffered harm due to Listeriosis, you will need a Listeria expert.

A scientist with expertise in a specific pathogen can speak to the specifics of your condition in court. This expert can discuss how your case, including your injuries or loss, were a result of a specific bacterial, viral, or parasitic infection. The expert can also communicate how a certain pathogen spreads, which can be important if your case is part of a large outbreak.

Food Safety Expert

Many food poisoning cases arise because a producer, manufacturer, transporter, seller, or some other business handling the food product failed to adhere to U.S. food and safety regulations and best practices. When you need to prove who caused the contamination of the food and how the food was contaminated, you may need a food safety expert to provide their testimony.

A food safety expert can explain the law and steps businesses should take to adhere to the law and avoid dangerous contamination.

Medical Expert

Your case may benefit from having a medical expert speak to your specific symptoms. You must prove the food poisoning was the direct and proximate cause of your injury or loved one’s death. A medical expert with specific knowledge of the pathogen relevant to your case can testify regarding how your injury or relative’s death was the result of contracting the infection and not other factors.

Do Not Hesitate to Call a Food Poisoning Lawyer for Help

If you were hospitalized and your physicians confirmed an infection such as E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, Hepatitis A, B or C, Cyclospora, or another type of foodborne disease, call us at OFT Food Safety & Injury today. Let us use our food poisoning knowledge and legal experience to work for you. Let us fight for you to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Call us at 888.828.7087 to schedule your free case evaluation.

Notable Recoveries

$10 million

Seven infants were sickened after consuming a contaminated food product marketed to infants

$6.5 million

Verdict on behalf of a little boy who contracted a severe Salmonella infection from chicken

$7.55 million

Verdict on behalf of a little girl who contracted E. coli at a petting zoo

$2.25 million

E. coli infections contracted from a major fast food chain

$45 million

An over-the-counter medication caused severe kidney damage to multiple users

$3.4 million

A pregnant woman contracted a Listeria infection from contaminated fruit and passed the infection to her child

$3 million

Multistate Cyclospora outbreaks


A couple contracted Salmonella from a restaurant


A pedestrian was struck by a left-turning car, fracturing her tibia


A semi-truck rear-ended a motorcyclist causing a collapsed lung, rib fractures and road rash