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Products Liability Attorneys Representing Consumers on Cape Cod

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our Cape Cod products liability lawyers can represent people who have been harmed by contaminated food. We have been working on behalf of our neighbors and visitors to the area since 1993, and we have helped a number of consumers get the full legal remedies that they deserve. Our attorneys fight aggressively on behalf of the people whom we represent, giving them the peace of mind to focus completely on their physical and mental recovery following an injury or illness. We understand the legal requirements for proving a products liability or any other personal injury case, and we have a strong history of persuading judges, juries, and negotiators.

Establishing Restaurant Liability in Food Contamination Cases

A restaurant that serves food to consumers in Massachusetts is subject to a legal duty to provide the public with food that is fit for them to eat. A person harmed by contaminated food does not need to show that those responsible deliberately produced, distributed, or served food that was unfit for consumption. Instead, the victim simply needs to prove that the food was unfit to be consumed because of the restaurant’s negligence and that he or she got sick as a result. Quantifiable damages also must have been incurred, such as medical bills, lost wages caused by missed time at work, and any pain and suffering that the victim endured.

In many cases, a detailed investigation is needed to establish which particular food was contaminated and caused the illness. This may be particularly true for people who do not develop symptoms shortly after ingesting a contaminated product. An attorney may need to help them review their actions prior to the illness or injury, checking health and safety inspection records and determining whether other people have had similar reactions.

Sometimes a person may suffer a reaction to an ingredient in the food that he or she did not expect to find there. A person who eats a chicken leg or a piece of fish, for instance, might reasonably expect to come across some bones or scales. The situation is likely different in cases in which an unexpected object - like a piece of glass, or an insect - somehow finds its way into a food product. The legal standard in these cases is known as the reasonable expectation test, which is based on whether a consumer would reasonably anticipate finding a certain object or substance in the food.

Consult a Cape Cod Lawyer for Your Products Liability Claim

With decades of combined legal experience behind us, the attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III have dedicated their careers to people who have been harmed by unsafe products and in a wide variety of accidents. We investigate cases thoroughly to give clients a clear picture about how strong their claims may be. Our attorneys are also skilled negotiators who work to resolve cases efficiently when possible and dogged litigators prepared to fight cases through trial and on appeal when necessary. Our previous successes include a number of six- and seven-figure settlements for the people whom we represent.

If you or a loved one has been injured by contaminated food or another harmful product, our Cape Cod products liability attorneys are ready to help. Our offices are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth, where we offer free consultations. Our injury attorneys are also happy to travel to you if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.

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