What are Food Injury Lawsuits?

Food injury lawsuits are essentially lawsuits that are enacted due to injuries that are caused by foods that are purchased and consumed. 

These can include the following: 

  • Restaurant owners and employees 
  • Food distributors and suppliers 
  • Food delivery 
  • Stores that sell this 
  • Grocery stores and their branches 
  • Manufacturers 
  • Private practices that catering services 

Food illnesses can result in a lawsuit, but this is a class action lawsuit, when large groups of people are affected by a distribution of food that is contaminated, and there may be a recall of something. 

Types of Injuries 

The most common types of food injuries include the following: 

  • Food poisoning due to contaminated, expired, or food that’s toxic 
  • Swallowing foreign objects in food 
  • Food allergies that aren’t outright stated on the labels 
  • Food infection which may be like food poisoning, but is a lot more long-term 

Most of these claims are due to food that isn’t properly handled, and food that is expired, so you need to make sure that you do get and consume food that’s of course, not expired. 

Most of the time, this is sold by places that follow state and federal guidelines for food standards, so the food that you’re getting may be subject to other standards if it is outside of the country. 

Who to Sue 

Typically, this is done over one of the following: 

  • The place that served the food 
  • The food company that sold this 
  • The place that made the food 

They usually are filed under food negligence, and there are many ways that you can be hurt as well. Examples of this is food not properly handled, and of course, which leads to it. 

Restaurant injuries and slip and falls are of course, different from food injuries, but they do share the same theories as the negligence does 

Along with this, owners of the restaurant are responsible for making sur the property is safe for those that consume food and beverage, and this can cause injuries. This is of course, a breach of duty of care, and if they don’t cook your food right, that’s grounds for a lawsuit. 

Legal Remedies 

Typically, at this point you can file a food injury lawsuit, where you discuss the issue. 

However, there are some factors that go into this, and they include: 

  • The jurisdiction 
  • The circumstances of the case
  •  The parties and people involved 
  • Whether they contributed to injuries of their own 

Typically, this results in a monetary damages awarded, and in general, the remedies for this are typically personal injury claims. 

As for the damages, this can include food packages, receipts, and documents including emails between the food maker and you as well. The legal remedies may also include other parties too if there is a class action lawsuit in place. 

Then, you can collect damages for this.  

The damages for this do vary, and they can include the following: 

  • Medical and hospital bills 
  • Wages lost 
  • Future wages loss
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Other expenses 

If you plan to sue restaurants for negligence, then you should get evidence that’ll link the omission and acts to the injuries as well, making sure that you can prove that the restaurant was responsible for the injury. You also should make sure that you have an incident report too. 

Food injuries are not fun, and they can be such a problem for many people. But, if you struggle with this, there is help, and lawsuits are an option.