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Posted by: OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers

While identifying food poisoning is relatively straightforward, identifying liable parties who caused or contributed to your illness is more challenging. Individuals with scientific and medical knowledge can strengthen your claim and help you recover compensation for your injuries and losses.

Experts Who Support Your Food Poisoning Case

According to the Cleveland Clinic, there are over 250 types of food poisoning. The most common causes of food-borne illnesses are bacteria, viruses, parasites, and toxins. An individual who ingests contaminated food or beverages gets ill, sometimes fatally.

Experts provide testimony and opinions based on their experience and education. Some of these experts are:

Infectious Disease Specialists

Infectious disease experts diagnose and treat illnesses caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. They can identify specific elements and provide a logical hypothesis about the contaminated food source.

These specialists often focus on a particular strain, such as E. coli or Listeria. An infectious disease expert understands how a specific pathogen spreads, which is helpful if your case is part of a large outbreak.

Food Safety Professionals

Food safety specialists use their knowledge of food handling, preparation, and processing to protect the public from illness. Their in-depth knowledge can identify breakdowns or violations of  U.S. food and safety regulations.

Many food poisoning cases involve a negligent producer, manufacturer, transporter, or seller. Having a food safety expert provide their testimony can play an essential role in your case.

Medical Experts

An infectious disease physician or other medical expert establishes that your illness (or loved one’s death) was caused directly by food poisoning.

A medical expert can provide details that support your claim of food poisoning caused by someone’s negligence or wrongdoing. This specific knowledge shows a direct cause and effect that benefits your case.

Contact Us for More Information

OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers has helped get compensation for thousands of clients. We pursue compensation and justice for people sickened by food poisoning through no fault of their own.

For a free consultation, call (866) 469-8189 or reach out online.

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