As a Scranton personal injury lawyer, I took interest in the recent film Food, Inc., a documentary which showcases the mostly hidden machinations of the American food industry and that industry's relationship with foodborne illness or food poisoning.
One story line in particular stuck with me.
A mother whose two-year-old son died from E.coli poisoning after eating commercially prepared hamburger appeared repeatedly in the film. It spotlighted her heartbreaking experience and her resultant goal - to amend federal law and give the USDA authority to close down plants that consistently produce contaminated meat, a power it currently does not possess, thanks mostly to meat industry lobbyists.
Unfortunately, this woman's story is not unusual. The Food, Inc. website states that in America, foodborne illnesses sicken 76 million, hospitalize 325,000 and kill 5,000 people each year. For more information, and to find out what you can do, check out The Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention.
In the meantime, if you or someone you love is seriously injured by foodborne illness or food poisoning, then you will need an experienced, aggressive Scranton personal injury lawyer on your side. A Scranton personal injury attorney from Rogan Law can help you pick up the pieces, hold negligent parties responsible, recover damages and move forward with your life.