Whether you eat at a restaurant or prepare meals at home, you expect the food ingredients to be safe. The last thing you want is for you and your loved ones to get sickened due to unsafe food. Foodborne illnesses are actually quite common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 48 million people a year in the United States get sickened due to foodborne illnesses.
That works out to about one in six people. Of that number, about 128,000 are hospitalized, and about 3,000 people die from foodborne illnesses. If you suffer serious harm or a loved one dies due to a foodborne illness, the negligent party may be held responsible. It is important to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to find out if you can make a claim.