Bacterial hazards are those risks of injury presented by certain products or items that can cause illness to the person exposed to them. Bacterial hazards are most commonly associated with contaminated food products and various food poisoning-related incidents. However, many different products besides food can present a bacterial hazard situation. These include products like:

  • Various types of paint (especially finger paints)
  • Powders, make-up, soaps, shampoos, and other similar products
  • Dry carpet cleaning powders
  • Air conditioning related-products
  • Many other types of products

Bacteria-related injuries can include:

  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Diarrhea and cramping
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Inflammation
  • Various other symptoms and conditions

Who Can be Held Liable for a Bacterial Hazard Injury?

Bacterial hazard injuries can be serious or even deadly. In many cases, they might result in legal action. In such lawsuits, liability may be traced to various parties. In most cases where the bacteria is traced to a consumer product, liability for the injury may be traced to the manufacturer or producer of the product under a product defect law. For instance, if there was a defect in the way that the product was designed, the manufacturer may be held liable for injuries caused by that issue.

Are There any Legal Remedies for Bacterial Hazard Claims?

Bacterial hazard lawsuits can be complex and may involve many different legal issues. In most cases, such lawsuits result in a monetary damages award to compensate the injured party for losses. These can include costs such as medical bills, hospital expenses, costs of medicines and rehabilitation, any surgery costs, lost wages, and other losses.

In addition, such lawsuits may result in other measures such as a recall of the product. If many consumers are affected by the same issue, a class action filing may result as well.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with a Bacterial Hazard Lawsuit?

Injuries caused by bacteria hazards can be dangerous and may require the assistance of a lawyer to resolve any issues. You may wish to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need help with a bacterial hazard lawsuit. Your attorney can provide you with legal research, guidance, and representation during the process.