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Food Born Illness

Fighting for Victims Suffering from E. Coli Infections and other Food Bourn-Illness

An infection caused by E. coli can be extremely dangerous to anyone, especially young children or adults with compromised immune systems. It is important to seek immediate medical treatment if you believe you have suffered from an E. coli-related infection. At the Jacksonville, Florida, law firm of Ossi, Najem & Rosario, Lawrence Najem represents people who have suffered an E. coli infection and other food bourn illness because of another person's negligent actions.

Hire A Firm That Has Experience With Such A Rare Injury

When you or a loved one has been seriously injured because of an infection caused by E. coli or other food-bourn bacteria, you will need prompt answers. People deserve answers to the questions they have about their medical bills, lost wages and other out-of-pocket expenses. As an attorney listed as one of the "Best Lawyers in America," Lawrence Najem knows what strategy to take to make sure you maximize your chances of a full financial recovery. To learn more about holding negligent parties liable for your injuries, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

E. coli can be an extremely deadly disease if not treated properly by a trained medical professional. What is most frustrating about injuries from this type of bacteria is that in most cases, it is completely preventable. Often caused by unsanitary conditions, E. coli can be the result of:

  • Eating contaminated and undercooked meat
  • Consuming contaminated drinking water
  • Drinking unpasteurized milk
  • Working or coming in contact with animals

When hiring an attorney to represent you in a personal injury or wrongful death claim, you should know that he or she is capable of protecting your interests. Insurance companies want to minimize the amount of compensation that they will pay you. We will do everything we can to maximize the amount of money you will receive for your injuries. To learn more about your personal injury claim, contact Lawrence Najem at the law firm of Ossi, Najem & Rosario for a free initial consultation.

Product Liability/Failure

The law of product liability is the area of law that deals with the liability of the manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer of a product for injuries resulting from that product. This includes the manufacturer of component parts of the product, an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, the retail store or other ultimate seller of the product, and any other party in the distributive chain, regardless of whether you actually purchased the item yourself.

Example: You borrow an electrical cord with a design defect from a friend. The cord's wires cannot carry the electrical load it indicates that it can. The result is an electrical fire that burns down your house. You can file a product liability lawsuit against the maker of the electrical cord, its distributor, its wholesaler, and the retail store where it was originally purchased by your friend.

Research from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission indicates that defective or unsafe products cause 29.4 million injuries and 21,400 deaths each year. You or your child may be injured by something seemingly harmless or something you use everyday, such as a hair dryer, toaster, baby chair, toy, iron, coffee maker, air conditioner, car, hand tool or even your clothing. Product liability law gives consumers the ability to sue for and recover damages from manufacturers, distributors and vendors for injuries resulting from accidents caused by products. Virtually all products are subject to products liability law, not just items on the store shelves - products subject to the law run the spectrum from food, drugs, appliances, automobiles, medical devices, medical implants, blood, tobacco, gases, real estate, writings, maps, and even commercial jets.

Products liability claims are tort-based claims that can arise from negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty, though products liability is often focused on strict liability claims.

In product liability cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, document the chain of custody of the product in question, and to enable engineers or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate the product and your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured by a product of any kind, call Ossi, Najem & Rosario now at 904-399-0606.

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