Homepage > Common Experts Used in Food Poisoning Cases
September 26, 2019
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.
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 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 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.
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.