Food Poisoning


Problems of food poisoning and tainted food are sometimes isolated instances affecting a relatively small number of people — for example, customers of a particular restaurant who consumed contaminated lettuce. In other cases, tainted food originating from some particular food processing plant is distributed far and wide through our modern food distribution system of warehouses, semi tractor-trailer trucks crisscrossing the country and big-box discount grocery chains.

New cases of E. coli contamination, for example, appear in the news regularly, whether the contamination is in peanut butter, broccoli or other mass-produced foods coming from mega-farms. Our whole food distribution system puts great cost pressures at every link in the chain. The system is rife with potential for contamination.

If you have become seriously ill or if a family member died as a result of consumption of tainted food in Illinois or Missouri, you may not be interested in statistics or analysis of the food distribution chain. What you want and need is financial help to pay for medical care, reimburse you for lost wages and acknowledge the impact of pain and suffering. You should discuss your situation with a knowledgeable St. Louis food poisoning attorney.

Illinois Tainted Food? Law Firm Offers Free Consultations

Whether you became ill or a family member was seriously sickened or killed through exposure to tainted food obtained from a supermarket or restaurant, please contact an Illinois or Missouri E. coli attorney at Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard. A thorough investigation may uncover the source of the food contamination. Se habla español.

Founded in 1976, our firm combines the talents of four highly skilled trial lawyers, each of whom has received the highest possible AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. We handle cases throughout Missouri and southern Illinois.

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