San Jose Food Contamination Attorneys

Restaurant Food Contamination

Recently, restaurant food contamination in San Jose, California has made headlines. Nearly 200 people became ill after eating at a seafood restaurant in San Jose. The Santa Clara County Public Health Departmentreports that nearly all of these people became ill after eating at Mariscos San Juan #3 Restaurant on Friday October 16th or Saturday, October 17th. Lab tests confirm Shigella in 102 of the nearly 200 cases. The health department reported, in a recent interview with the media, that an employee of the restaurant is suspected to be the source of the Shigella contamination.

What is Shigella?

Shigella is a bacteria. Eating food contaminated with Shigella can cause the diarrheal disease, shigellosis. Symptoms usually begin one to two days after eating food contaminated with Shigella. The symptoms of Shigellosis include: diarrhea ( bloody in some cases), fever and abdominal pain.  Symptoms typically last about 5 to 7 days. Those who develop Shigellosis, usually recover completely, although it may be months before bowel habits return to normal.

Can I die from Shigella?

Shigella  is a disease that moves very fast. Some ho eat food contaminated with Shigella may need medical attention within hours of the start of symptoms. In rare cases, Shigella can be fatal. Those most at risk for severe illness are small children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.

Food Contamination Lawsuit

Restaurants may be held liable when a customer gets ill due to food contamination. The law provides for a cause of action under products liability. In order to recover damages, a customer who became ill must prove that the restaurant served food that was contaminated and that the contaminated food made them sick. The person who became ill may be entitled to medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages depending on particular circumstances. Our San Jose food contamination attorneys are here to help.

San Jose Food Contamination Attorneys

Have you recently ate at a restaurant in San Jose and got sick? You may be entitled to compensation if you got sick from eating contaminated food. The San Jose food contamination attorneys at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP provide aggressive representation to clients who got sick after eating contaminated food at a restaurant in San Jose, CA. Contact our San Jose food contamination attorneys at 1-408-956-6949 to discuss a possible food contamination lawsuit.

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