Restaurant Negligence and Food-Borne Illnesses
Restaurants must closely follow all food safety and health regulations, or else they may endanger their patrons by exposing them to food-borne illnesses. Although food poisoning is most often associated with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, it can also lead to nervous system issues, liver damage, and heart complications. Fortunately, victims of serious food-borne illnesses caused by restaurant negligence are sometimes entitled to compensation for their medical bills and other damages.
If you or someone you love has developed a food-related illness because of a restaurant’s negligence, you may be legally eligible to pursue financial compensation. To discuss your case with a knowledgeable legal professional, contact the Cincinnati personal injury lawyers of Stepleton Dugan, LLC, today at 513-321-7733.
Dangerous Food Preparation Conduct
Restaurants that violate health and safety codes put anyone dining at their establishment at risk of serious health concerns. The following food preparation mistakes may be grounds for a lawsuit:
- Allowing vermin or pets around the kitchen while cooking
- Failing to wash hands or observe basic personal hygiene
- Failing to sanitize utensils and surfaces in the kitchen
- Not cleaning up after handling raw meats or dairy products
- Under-cooking or improperly preparing certain potentially dangerous meals
Restaurants found in violation of food safety codes may be held accountable should any patrons develop food poisoning as a result of this negligence.
If you’ve suffered a food-borne illness because of a restaurant’s negligent food preparation and service, we may be able to help you seek compensation for your damages. To schedule a consultation with an experienced legal advisor, contact the Cincinnati personal injury attorneys of Stepleton Dugan, LLC, today by calling 513-321-7733.