Contaminated food hospitalises over 325,000 people every year, with approximately 5,000 people losing their lives each year due to severe bouts of food poisoning.

If you or a loved one may have been the victim of food-borne illness, our food poisoning lawyer at Garcia & Phan can help you understand the rights you have as a consumer. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. We offer free case assessments and only get paid if we recover compensation for your claim.

To find out how we can help, call us today at 714-586-8298 and let us review the details of your claim for free.


Due to the number of people that can handle food during its transition from the producer to the consumer, it can be very difficult to determine where foodborne illnesses originate.

In fact, it often takes the  knowledge of experienced investigators to trace the origins of a particular outbreak back to its original source.

If you have been a victim of a food poisoning, there are a number of sources that can be investigated and potentially held accountable for your illness. Our team of lawyers and industry experts can help to explore these areas and use the information that we uncover to build a case for your compensation.

Some of these can include: 

  • Farmers
  • Ranchers
  • Slaughterhouses
  • Food processing plants
  • Packaging facilities
  • Distributors

If improperly stored food is sold by retailers, such as grocery stores or restaurants, those establishments may also be responsible for foodborne illness.


With the advent of large scale farming, the chances of food products becoming contaminated has increased greatly.

This has been compounded by the various chemicals and other dangerous ingredients that are often used in the fertilizers and pesticides that are used on many crops throughout the country.

While poultry and beef are the most common sources of food poisoning cases, there are a number of other products that can carry the bacteria that can poison those that consume them.

Some of these include (but are not limited to):

  • Tuna
  • Eggs
  • Leafy greens
  • Cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Oysters
  • Potatoes
  • Ice cream
  • Berries
  • Sprouts

In light of the above, it is important to look closely at all of the food that you purchase and where you purchase it from, to try and minimise your chances of getting sick from eating your food.


If you or a loved one has been the victim of a food-borne illness, consider employing the services of a competent personal injury attorney in Southern California. Your lawyer will be able to trace the origins of the defective items and pinpoint who was responsible for making you sick.

At the Garcia & Phan our team of food poisoning lawyer will work with a number of industry professionals to help determine who is at fault as quickly as possible. We then use this information to help build a robust argument for your compensation claim.

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