Animal Attack Injuries

“♫ When The Dog Bites…”

Animal Attack LawyersThe CDC has stated that around 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year, and about 1 in 5 of those victims (885,000) seek medical attention from these bites. In fact, in 2012, over 27,000 dog bite victims underwent reconstructive surgery as a direct result of the dog attack. Very clearly, these numbers show that this is a very serious matter and something to be wary of.

Any time a dog attacks and bites a victim, the event is traumatic–physically and emotionally. This is heightened when a child is the victim. The long-lasting physical injuries like permanent scarring, nerve damage, etc. can be extremely serious and could even lead to death. There may also be psychological damage that comes along with the injuries to the flesh.

Statistics On Animal Attacks

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What Do I Do Now?

Please contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to help you get just compensation for your trauma–physical or psychological.

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Food Poisoning Cases

Food Poisoning Claims

Food Poisoning 30 RockOne of the most terrible things to personally experience is getting food poisoning–oh Lord! The cramping, nausea, vomiting, shakiness, missing work/school/activities, never wanting to eat the food that brought you food poisoning, etc. It is, without a doubt, one of the worst of the fairly common misfortunes to befall people (as 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon demonstrates in the above picture).

Food Poisoning Stats

The CDC states that about 48 million people become sick from food poisoning every year, and about 128,000 of them are so severely ill that they require hospitalization. 3,000 people are killed because of food poisoning every year. With these alarming numbers, and the piling up of bills and lost wages due to food poisoning, hiring a personal injury attorney is imperative. Food poisoning can come from pathogens including:

  • Norovirus;
  • Salmonella (40% of food poisoning cases involve salmonella, making it the most common food-borne pathogen);
  • Listeria;
  • Campylobacter;
  • E. coli; or
  • Clostridium perfringens

Causes Of Food-Borne Illnesses:

Food Poisoning AttorneysWe all can agree that food poisoning is terrible, but the reasons behind you having food poisoning vary. Food poisoning can be the result of a restaurant’s employees not following proper hygienic and sanitary measures in the prepping, cooking, and/or serving of the food. Food poisoning can also happen when a food manufacturer or food processor doesn’t follow sanitary procedures in their selection, prepping, handling, producing, and/or distributing of the food. The foods that most commonly cause food poisoning include: beef, berries, cheese, chicken, eggs, ice cream, leafy greens, oysters, potatoes, sprouts, tomatoes, and tuna.

Do I Have Food Poisoning?

There are many signs that you have food poisoning which may include:

  • Dehydration (observable by a noticeably dry mouth, lack or decrease of urination, dizziness, sunken eyes, lack of skin pliability);
  • Severe diarrhea–lasting two days or more (may be bloody);
  • Severe abdominal cramping;
  • Vomiting;
  • Malaise;
  • Fatigue;
  • Fever of 102° or higher; and
  • Mental disorientation

Please don’t wait another second before contacting a food poison attorney that will fight to get you what you deserve. We’re here to help you!

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