When you or someone you love has suffered from food poisoning or contracted any illness or injury because of exposure to food-borne pathogens, there are a number of avenues you can follow to pursue damages for your losses. Though a lawsuit will customarily be based on product liability (that the produce was either dangerous or defective, or that it was improperly designed or produced), there are a number of theories under which you can seek compensation:
One of the benefits of filing a product liability claim is that you can seek damages from any party within the chain of distribution. Accordingly, in a food-based injury claim, you can pursue compensation from the producer of the food, as well as any wholesaler, retailer or distributor.
Drug claims are typically filed as product liability claims, too. Though many claims involve allegations that the drugs were negligently or poorly manufactured, drug injury claims more often fall under one of two categories:
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