According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 76 million new cases of food-borne disease (aka food poisoning) per year in the United States. Of those many millions, approximately 5,000 to 9,000 Americans die from food poisoning each year. The leading causes of food poisoning-related deaths are salmonella, listeria, toxoplasma, noroviruses, campylobacter, and E. coli.Now it is clear that several forms of food poisoning can have serious long term health consequences. For example, many persons who suffer E. coli food poisoning go on to suffer hemolytic uremic syndrome, a kidney disorder that often leads to kidney failure, high blood pressure and other health problems as many as ten years after the E. coli food poisoning event. As another example, Campylobacter, a bacterium associated with raw chicken, is now recognized as a leading cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a condition that causes acute paralysis. As yet another example, certain strains of salmonella can cause long-term crippling arthritis.
The lawyers at Berger & Lagnese have led the way helping Western Pennsylvanians who have been the victim of food poisoning. Let our experience and track record of success work for you, to find out who is to blame for your food poisoning and to aggressively pursue your right to full compensation for your physical injuries, mental anguish, medical bills, and lost income. The lawyers at Berger & Lagnese work on cases in Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Uniontown, Beaver, Erie, Washington, and all courts in Western Pennsylvania.