Why You Need a Campylobacter Lawyer
If you or a loved one are ill due to Campylobacter, immediately get medical care. Then, as soon as you’re able, contact a food safety and injury lawyer for help pursuing compensation for the damages you suffered.
Contact OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation. Call 888-828-7087 today.
While you are not required to work with an attorney in a Campylobacter lawsuit, it is in your best interest to have someone who knows the law and isn’t afraid to stand up against the big companies that will try to take advantage of you.
Every state has specific laws and deadlines related to food injury lawsuits. If you fail to comply with any court procedures or miss any of the legal requirements, you may forfeit your right to compensation.
We can help you get compensation if:
The food you eat should be safe. A Campylobacter lawyer can help secure compensation while you focus on recovering and protect others from getting ill.
You can recover economic and non-economic damages in campylobacter food poisoning cases. Economic damages are those directly related to monetary losses. Non-economic damages are not out-of-pocket costs but can have a value placed on them.
Our lawyers can help recover compensation for your:
Additionally, if your loved one died because of Campylobacter infection, you can get compensation for funeral expenses, burial costs, lost inheritance, and more.
The manufacturer, producer, seller, and others might be held strictly liable if someone sold you contaminated food. Strict liability means that they are responsible for your damages regardless of any partial negligence you may have had as well. These companies are held to this high standard because they are responsible for ensuring the food they sell is not unreasonably dangerous for consumption.
There may be multiple parties liable for your Campylobacter illness. It’s essential to include all potentially responsible parties in your Campylobacter lawsuit. If you leave anyone out, you may not be able to recover the total compensation you deserve.
To hold someone liable for your illness and injuries, you must be able to trace your infection back to them. This often requires in-depth investigation and scientific tests, including consultation with experts.
State and local health departments perform tracebacks. If reported to the federal government, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may also become involved. If two or more people become ill from the same food, they may declare an “outbreak.”
Your doctor or medical facility should report any foodborne illness, including Campylobacter, to your local and/or state health department. The state health department may voluntarily report cases to the CDC. However, you may also self-report a foodborne disease to the CDC.
One benefit of reporting Campylobacter to the CDC is that they will conduct an investigation. The report created from that investigation may identify why and how you became ill. This can later be used to prove liability.
Campylobacter is an infection caused by Campylobacter bacteria. It is also called campylobacteriosis. More than 1.5 million people report Campylobacter illness to the CDC each year. However, many cases go unreported. Most Campylobacter infections are not recognized as outbreaks; thus, they do not result in an in-depth investigation.
Campylobacter is typically contracted by eating raw or undercooked poultry, seafood, or other meat. It’s also commonly transmitted from raw meats to other foods that were cross-contaminated. Some cases may be related to animal contact or drinking unsafe and untreated water.
Symptoms associated with Campylobacter may not start until two to five days after eating contaminated food. They typically last for up to one week.
Campylobacter symptoms include:
Campylobacter infections can also lead to serious long-term complications like irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, and temporary paralysis. People with already weakened immune systems or blood disorders, such as people with AIDS and those receiving chemotherapy, can have life-threatening symptoms that may lead to death.
Diagnosis of a Campylobacter infection requires laboratory tests. The bacteria may be found in the stool, body tissues, and other bodily fluids. Some labs can complete a rapid diagnostic test that instantly detects the bacteria. However, you may have to wait for results if a culture is required.
Many people recover from Campylobacter food poisoning without outside medical intervention or antibiotics. However, it is essential to remain hydrated and drink plenty of extra fluids.
If you have severe campylobacteriosis, you should immediately seek medical treatment. You may need special antibiotics, as some types do not work for Campylobacter bacteria. Your doctor may need to determine precisely which type of bacteria you have to find the right antibiotic for you.
Campylobacter outbreaks are common in the United States. Restaurants and other food providers can prevent foodborne illness by following food safety guidelines. When they don’t, they risk the health and lives of consumers.
Some recent Campylobacter outbreaks in the U.S. include:
If you or a loved one has gotten sick due to a campylobacter infection, you should immediately contact a Campylobacter lawyer. We have recovered millions in damages for victims just like you.
Let OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers use their knowledge and resources to help you get compensation.
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