Every year, millions of Americans are affected by food poisoning. Of these cases, 39 million are diagnosed by a doctor, between 100,000 and 300,000 people are hospitalized for food poisoning and three to five thousand people die. Meat and poultry are the most common culprits, followed by dairy products and eggs, then seafood. Food storage and preparation are key factors in reducing your risk of food poisoning. We should also be extra careful in leaving foods out in warm weather as they can gather dangerous bacteria more quickly.
If you or a loved one was the victim of a serious food poisoning case, you may want to seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer.