Food Poisoning

Chicago Injury Lawyers Represent Foodborne Illness and Pathogen Victims

If you have been hospitalized or lost a loved one because of a foodborne illness, attorneys Jerry A. Latherow and Bridget Duignan can hold the negligent parties accountable. Latherow  & Duignan Law Office has secured multiple multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for hundreds of clients in the Chicagoland area and throughout Illinois. Our Chicago-based firm understands that many food poisoning victims suffer serious, painful illnesses that require hospitalization and involve medical expenses and missed work. Mr. Latherow and Ms. Duignan believe victims of food poisoning deserve maximum compensation for their pain and suffering, and they have handled various food poisoning cases.

Causes of Food Poisoning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million people get sick each year because of foodborne diseases. That is roughly 1 in 6 Americans, but the CDC also says 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die because of food poisoning. The Chicago-based Latherow Law Office understands that many of these illnesses are the result of:

  • Deliberate contamination
  • Food contaminated by raw meat
  • Food handlers who are sick or do not wash their hands
  • Improperly canned food
  • Improperly handled food
  • Improperly stored food
  • Infectious agents including viruses, bacteria, and parasites
  • Toxic agents or improperly prepared exotic foods
  • Undercooked food
  • Unpasteurized foods
  • Using expired food
  • Using the same utensils for cooked and raw meat

Types of Pathogens and Foodborne Illnesses

Mr. Latherow and Ms. Duignan can seek damages for any expenses you incurred because of food poisoning, and our firm can also file awrongful death claim if a loved one died because of food poisoning. Latherow  & Duignan Law Office files food poisoning lawsuits involving such pathogens and illnesses as:

  • Botulism
  • Calicivirus
  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Ciguatera Poisoning
  • Cryptosporidia
  • Cyclospora
  • Enterobacter sakazakii
  • Escherichia coli or Ecoli
  • Gastroenteritis (Norwalk virus)
  • Giardia
  • Hepatitis A
  • Listeria
  • Norovirus
  • Salmonella
  • Scombroid Poisoning
  • Shigella
  • Vibrio vulnificus

Clients Come First at Latherow & Duignan Law Office

Many of our firm’s clients are referrals from friends and families for whom Latherow  & Duignan Law Office has previously secured significant verdicts and settlements, and you will always speak to a sensitive, sympathetic lawyer when you call. If you sustained a serious illness or have a loved one who died because of food poisoning, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, loss of income, and emotional hardship. You can complete the form located on this page to have our attorneys review your case or contact us today at (312) 372-0052 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Need a Food Poisoning Lawyer?

There is no attorney fee to speak with a lawyer at Latherow & Duignan, so we encourage you to contact us to confidentially discuss your case.