We are seeing a lot of issues with food in the legal news in Las Vegas recently, it seems. We’ve written several times before about the health department temporary closure and salmonella poisoning allegations at Firefly Restaurant off the Las Vegas Strip. In another case that could be of a related type, the State of California, per this article from the Las Vegas Sun, is suing two big retailers, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, for excessive amounts of lead in their ginger candies without proper warning labels for it. Were people to be sickened by this, it could be a type of product liability case in Clark County. Many food poisoning cases are like that, especially if they deal with tainted product from a distributor. Benson & Bingham are experienced attorneys in this complex legal tangle of law, call us today for a free consultation.
California requires lead over a certain level in consumables to labeled warning customers of the potential harms and dangers of lead. The concern is people unwittingly consuming high levels of lead and becoming ill. Lead poisoning can be among the most serious of potential effects on a person’s life, especially if the exposure is at a young age, according to the CDC. Even without a law like California’s, if you became sick because of lead poisoning you can file a law suit in Southern Nevada in certain circumstances. If you think you or a loved one may have suffered lead poisoning, especially unwitting or at the fault of another, call Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law today to talk over your options without obligations.
California also named many other companies in their law suit, which was filed in the Superior Court of San Francisco by the attorney general of California. Names include well-known retailer Target, as well as several local markets and several food wholesalers or distributors, meaning the problem could easily be takes place in neighboring states like Nevada.
If you or a loved one has gotten sick, and believe another party may be at fault, Benson & Bingham will sit down with you and talk over your legal options with you free of charge. We’ve successfully litigated many premises or product liability cases before, and will be happy to tell you if you have a case, and what the next steps would be.