If you got a Cyclospora infection from contaminated food, we can help you get justice and compensation by filing a lawsuit. Our food safety attorneys have a winning track record against dozens of companies including McDonald’s, Del Monte, Taylor Farms, Darden Corporation, which owns Olive Garden and Red Lobster and more. In fact, no other law firm has represented more clients in recent large-scale Cyclospora outbreaks.
Here are five reasons you should consider filing a lawsuit if you got cyclosporiasis from contaminated food:
1. Food Shouldn’t Make People Sick
Companies that grow, make and sell food have a responsibility to make sure that it is safe to eat. No one should get a parasitic infection from food they bought at a grocery store or ate at a restaurant. No one should have to go through what you have been through. You deserve to be compensated.
2. Lawsuits Fill the Gap Between Lax Industry Standards and Loose Regulations
Food poisoning from Cyclospora is preventable, but laws and government regulations aren’t strict enough to incentivize the safest industry practices. Lawsuits fill the gap. By putting pressure on food companies to minimize legal exposure, lawsuits incentivize better food safety standards throughout the industry.
3. Access to Evidence
Filing a lawsuit close to the date of your illness allows us to get access to relevant documents from the company, or companies, involved and from public health departments. Without a lawsuit, we can’t compel them to share this information that can be used as evidence in your case. The statute of limitations for bringing a food safety lawsuit varies from state to state, so it is important not to let too much time go by.
4. Companies Have Insurance for This
One reason food companies have insurance is so they can provide compensation should the food they produce ever make people sick. The premiums have already been paid for the compensation you deserve. In January 2020, the U.S. property and casualty insurance industry reported a record-high surplus of $812 billion, according to Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, and the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA).
5. Lawsuit Settlement
A lawsuit can lead to a faster settlement. This means you will have money to pay medical bills and to compensate for lost income.