Botulism Food Poisoning Lawsuits Reviewed Nationwide

The botulism lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential food poisoning lawsuits for individuals who were sickened after consuming or being exposed to contaminated food. In many cases, botulism outbreaks are linked to negligence during the manufacturing or preparation of food products.

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Botulism symptoms can include:

  • Double Vision
  • Blurred Vision
  • Drooping Eyelids
  • Slurred Speech
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Dry Mouth
  • Muscle Weakness


Botulism is a muscle-paralyzing disease which is very serious and could lead to death. It is caused by a toxin made by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which is extremely potent.

Botulism poisoning could develop if the toxin is inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through the eyes or skin. The problems can surface anywhere from several hours to as late as 10 days after exposure to the toxin.

Canned foods which are manufactured commercially have rarely, been contaminated with botulinum bacteria. However, there are about 25 cases of botulism diagnosed each year, and most involve foods which are canned at home.

During commercial canning of food, the cans are supposed to be heated long enough and at high enough temperatures to kill spores which can otherwise cause the toxin to develop and grow.

Defective cans that are under processed or which contain leaky seams, can become contaminated with the bacteria which can thrive inside the sealed containers.


Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is reviewing potential botulism lawsuits for individuals diagnosed with the disease after consuming contaminated canned food or other food products. If you, a friend or family member believe you may have a claim, request a free claim evaluation to determine if financial compensation may be available. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.