Food poisoning is not always serious, however it can be deadly.  While most cases are minor and resolve on their own, some are more serious and require hospitalization.  When you purchase food at a grocery store or eat at a restaurant, you expect the food to be safe and not tainted with bacteria.  If you are a victim of food poisoning who became seriously ill, it is important to work with a personal injury lawyer in Kansas City who will determine whether you may be eligible for compensation from those responsible.  At The O'Connor Law Firm we give your case the personal attention you deserve, working to hold those who were negligent or careless accountable.

Obtain the compensation you deserve with a Kansas City food poisoning attorney

At the O’Connor Law Firm, you receive the knowledge of one of Kansas City’s most experienced food poisoning attorneys, specializing in food borne illness injuries or wrongful death. You will obtain the security of knowing you are being represented by a personal injury lawyer who gives his clients an unparalleled level of quality, care and personal attention. With over 20 years of court room experience, you know you aren't simply obtaining a lawyer that wants to settle outside of court to make a quick dollar. Matt O'Connor fights to get you the top settlement possible. Contact us for a free consultation in our office, or I will come to you if you are bed ridden or in the hospital.
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Types of Food Poisoning in Kansas City, Missouri


Each year in the U.S. hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized due to food poisoning; unfortunately, more than 5,000 die from consuming tainted or mishandled food.  There are several types of food poisoning including:

  1. Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  2. Listeria
  3. Salmonella
  4. Campylobacter
  5. Botulism
  6. Shigella
  7. Mercury poisoning
  8. Rotavirus
  9. Hepatitis A

In most cases, those who are victims experience abdominal pain, nausea, cramping, diarrhea, vomiting, or even fever, dehydration, or fatigue/weakness.  The symptoms are those we usually associate with a "stomach virus," however it can become a very serious and even life-threatening situation for those with compromised or weak immune systems.  

Common Causes of Food Poisoning | O'Connor Law Firm


Many people wonder how food poisoning is transferred, or where it originates.  There are several ways this can happen, including:

  • Inadequate cleaning of equipment/utensils used to prepare food
  • Failure to thoroughly wash hands following a restroom visit
  • Contamination of water in irrigation of the food or produce
  • Food remains at room temperature for too long
  • Spread of communicable disease during food preparation
  • Contamination of food at any point in the process of growing, harvesting, processing, shipping,
  • preparing, or even storage
  • Failure to properly clean surfaces where foods are prepared
Cross contamination through utensils (for example, using the same knife to cut up a raw chicken to chop salad ingredients without washing the knife)

If you suspect food poisoning, see a doctor immediately.  It is also recommended you keep documentation concerning your medical condition, and what your healthcare provider suspects may have caused it.  Speak with a skilled Kansas City food poisoning attorney for legal guidance and representation once you have sought medical attention.

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If it can be proven you were a victim, you may be eligible for compensation of costs related to your illness.  These costs may include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, out-of-pocket expenses, and more.  In the event a loved one has died because of food poisoning, you may want to consider a wrongful death claim.  Take action immediately; contact The O'Connor Law Firm now for a free consultation at 816-842-1111.




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Kansas City Food Poisoning Attorney, Missouri Food Borne Illness Lawyer Matt O'Connor

Kansas City Food Poisoning lawyer Matt O’Connor has over 20 years of experience in the court room and has been honored as a Superlawyer in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.  He is not like your average injury attorney, he has been commonly shown as a legal analyst on national news stations such as Fox News due to his wealth of knowledge and success as a criminal defense lawyer and Kansas City food poisoning attorney. Mr. O'Connor is changing the way his clients feel about lawyers. If you are injured, give Mr. O'Connor's office a call or contact us through our online form.  You will deal directly with Matt O'Connor and his talented staff.  Mr. O'Connor handles all cases himself, and prides himself on running a very excellent law firm with personalized service.