Many experts believe that nearly half of all food poisoning incidents go unreported. In addition, it is estimated that nearly one in four people suffer from food poisoning every year in the United States. This number is disturbingly high, especially when you consider that some food poisoning incidents result in serious injury and even wrongful death. If you experience the symptoms of food poising after eating out, you may want to contact a food poisoning attorney specialist to learn about your legal options.
While many people assume that unclean, cheap restaurants are the only source of food poisoning, even some of the world’s most prestigious eateries can serve improperly cooked or contaminated food. This was recently the case with a Michelin star restaurant in Tokyo, Japan that reportedly had fourteen customers complain of food poisoning.
For over a century, Michelin has been reporting on and rating the world’s top restaurants and giving them a ranking of zero to three stars. It is difficult to get even one Michelin star, and a two or three star rating is nearly impossible. In the United States, for example, despite having literally tens of thousands of restaurants, bars, hotels and other eateries, only fourteen have received more than one Michelin star.
A one-star restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, known for its squid, jelly with sea urchin, pumpkin cooked with fish, eel and sweets and quiet Japanese-style rooms, voluntarily shut down during an investigation after multiple patrons reported feeling ill after eating. The exact menu and what was served is still being looked into, but apparently even a highly decorated restaurant sometimes may serve food that causes its patrons to become ill.
If you or a family member have experienced food poisoning, call our Massachusetts food poisoning attorney experts at (617) 787-3700 to learn about your legal options. If it happened recently, you may be able to bring a civil lawsuit against those who served you the tainted food. You may be able to recover money damages for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, future bills and lost wages. Call us today!