September 1, 2014

Can You Sue a Hotel for Food Poisoning?

Yes, you can sue a hotel for food poisoning if there is evidence that food prepared and/or served at the hotel caused your food poisoning case.

  1. Know what bug (bacteria or virus) made you sick. To have a claim for food poisoning, you need to be diagnosed with illness from a specific bad bug, generally one of the following: Campylobacter, E. coli, Hepatitis A, Listeria, Norovirus, Salmonella, Shigella or Vibrio.
  2. PFGE Hotel Lawsuit Evidence

    PFGE Pattern

    Notify your health department and make sure PFGE testing is done. If the bug that made you sick is bacterial, your local health department will do pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) testing to determine the genetic fingerprint of the bacteria. Each outbreak of bacterial illness is caused by a bacteria with a unique genetic fingerprint (PFGE pattern). These patterns are put into CDC database called PulseNet. In this way, illnesses in different states can be connected to find an outbreak.   Ask our attorneys how PFGE results can be used as evidence to win your case>>

  3. Don’t agree to a settlement until you talk to an attorney. Most food poisoning victims have no idea how much their case is worth. It may be thousands or millions. Our attorneys handle many food poisoning personal injury and wrongful death cases. In most cases, you will have the right to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages. If the hotel was grossly negligent, you may have a claim for punitive damages, which are amounts meant to punish bad behavior.

Attorney Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law Team represent food poisoning victims throughout the United States. They have won millions for their clients. Fred is a nationally known food safety expert and recently spoke at Harvard Law School and Cornell University.

You can contact Fred for a free consultation here regarding a lawsuit against a restaurant for food poisoning.

Major hotel chains:

America’s Best Value Inn
AmericInn
Aqua Hotels and Resorts
Atlas Hotels
Baymont Inn & Suites
Bellstar
Best Western
Bowman-Biltmore Hotels
Budget Suites of America
Budgetel
Candlewood Suites
Chez Hotels
Choice Hotels
Club Med
Country Inns & Suites
Courtyard by Marriott
Crest Hotels
Crowne Plaza
Days Inn
Delta Hotels
Doubletree
Drury Hotels
Embassy Suites Hotels
Epoque Hotels
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Fiesta Hotels
Four Seasons
Green Tree
Hampton
Hawthorn
Heartland
Hilton
Holiday Inn
Howard Johnson’s
Hyatt
Imperial
Knights Inn
La Quinta
Langham
Le Meridien
Lemmon Tree
Little America
Loews
Lotte Hotels and Resorts
Marco Polo
Marriott
Motel 6
Park Plaza
Princess
Pueblo Bonito
Radisson Hotels
Ramada
Red Carpet
Red Lion
Regent International
Renaissance
Ritz-Carlton
Rodeway Inn
Royal Orchid
Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
Sofitel
St. Regis
Summerfield Suites
Super 8
Traveller’s Inn
Travelodge
Trident Hotels
Westin
Wyndham

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Report Your Food Poisoning Case

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Pathogen (Campylobacter, E. coli, hepatitis A, Listeria, Salmonella, Shigella or Vibrio vulnificus)

Food Poisoning Source - Food Product

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