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Monday, May 26, 2014

Personal Injury Law: What Georgia Residents Should Do if the Victim of Food Tampering or Poisoning

Fast food or fine dining, what happens when you bite into your food and (gross!) there is something there that is not supposed to be?  Or you and your dining companions get sick shortly after leaving the restaurant?  Do you complain to the manager, or just avoid going back?  Here’s some advice on how to protect yourself and others if you are a victim of food tampering or food poisoning:

Report it:

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), most people do not report food tampering or illnesses.  But public health officials need to know about illnesses that may be caused by food so that outbreaks can be identified and stopped as quickly as possible.  Report your illness to your county or city health department if you think a meal from a food vendor made you sick (the contact information for the health departments in Henry County, Georgia is listed below this blog post). It is especially important to report illnesses when more than one person gets sick after eating the same meal. When two or more people get the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, it is called a foodborne outbreak.  

Get Compensated for Damages:

By quickly reaching out to an attorney with experience in this area, you may be compensated and help prevent others from encountering the same fate.  Under the Georgia Food Act, it is illegal to sell contaminated food and the food vendor may be subject to liability if the food was “injurious to health.”  If you find a foreign object in your food you may have the right to bring a civil action against the seller, manufacturer, and/or the person who prepared the food. The Defendant may be liable due to negligence, strict products liability, and/or breach of implied warranty of merchantability.  If you and your dining companions get sick shortly after eating the same food at a restaurant, the food may have been “produced, prepared, packed, or held under unsanitary conditions,” which is also illegal under Georgia law.  Similar to a car accident, your case will be stronger if you contact an attorney as soon as possible and keep detailed records of the events that took place. 

For more information on this topic, email personal injury attorney Casey Crumbley at ccrumbley@smithwelchlaw.com or call him at (770) 957-3937.  Smith, Welch, Webb and White is recognized as a premier law firm throughout the state of Georgia. We have an uncompromising commitment to serving our clients and our community. Our team of experts routinely handles a wide range of legal matters, and will provide outstanding service for you, your family or your business.

Henry County Health Department

135 Henry Parkway

McDonough, Georgia 30253

Phone: (770) 288-6136 

Stockbridge Health Center

1018 Hospital Dr.

Stockbridge, Georgia 30281

Phone: (770) 389-7887

 

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