Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”
Back in 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (USDA) announced that there was a recall of cheese manufactured by Chapel Hill Creamery. North Carolina residents were asked to turn in any cheese based products after the food manufactured by Chapel Hill Creamery was linked to a Salmonella outbreak. While this recall is no longer in effect, dangerous food products are recalled every day in this state and across the country. To avoid suffering injury due to contaminated and dangerous food products, it is best to stay up-to-date on all USDA food recalls. If you have fallen ill already, get medical assistance, and reach out to a food poisoning attorney in North Carolina’s as soon as possible.
Salmonella is one of the most frequently litigated types of contaminated food product cases. Law in the state of North Carolina requires that for a contaminated food product case to succeed, an injured individual must demonstrate that the food he or she consumes is the direct source of his or her illness. This defect must also have made the food product unreasonably dangerous. Individuals can seek compensation against any party that is involved in the product’s “chain of distribution,” including the manufacturer of the food, the product wholesaler, and the store that sold the item. Individuals can seek compensation from these parties that include damages for past and future medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, past and future lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Advice for Consumers
Consumers are advised by the USDA to remove any contaminated and recalled food products from their shelves and to dispose of them immediately. It is also essential that consumers thoroughly wash their hands and clean anything that might have come in contact with the dangerous food products. Anyone who believes that they have contracted Salmonella from a contaminated food products is advised to seek immediate medical attention. This type of food poisoning can be extremely severe and life threatening, especially if it is contracted by a member of a vulnerable segment of the population, such as an elderly person or a very young child.
Defective Product Cases
If you or a loved one has become sick after consuming any type of food product, do not hesitate to contact Arnold & Smith PLLC. Our firm understands that defective product cases can occur unexpectedly and we know how to fight for the rights of clients who are injured by these products. Oftentimes, defective product cases are quite complicated and individuals frequently benefit from the assistance of seasoned legal counsel. Contact us online or reach us by phone to begin taking action in your defective product case today. Contact us today for a consultation, now taking cases throughout the Charlotte region with offices in Uptown Charlotte, Mooresville and our new location in Monroe, call us at 704-370-2828.
The skilled personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are dedicated to maximizing the financial recovery and obtaining justice for every personal injury client injured by another party’s negligence. The issues our personal injury clients may be facing include, but are not limited to, slip and fall injuries, wrongful death, product liability, catastrophic injuries, dog bite claims, car and truck accident injuries, motorcycle injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), nursing home negligence, spinal cord injury, boating accidents, and defective medical device injury. Our personal injury attorneys understand the devastating impact such an injury can have on a person’s life, and that the effects so often go beyond physical pain and suffering. The personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are dedicated to helping clients determine the strength of their claims, and to aggressively pursuing the means necessary to achieve the best possible end result for each client’s particular situation.
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