Food Borne Illness (Food Poisoning)

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The Houston Lawyer Referral Service assists more than 125,000 people each year with legal matters in the Texas counties of Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, and Montgomery.

Food borne illnesses, also known as food poisoning are becoming more and more frequent. They are often caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites that can be food borne. Supermarkets and restaurants are often the source of such illnesses.  In addition, sometimes food poisoning can be caused by toxins or chemicals that have contaminated food available to the public. While there is no specific set of conditions to identify this kind of illness, there are many common and frequently seen symptoms that would indicate a food borne illness or infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 48 million people get sick from a food borne illness, 128,000 people are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year.

If you have fallen ill and now face medical and/or hospital bills, loss of work income and other losses, you may want to consider consulting with a lawyer to see if you can recover any of those financial losses, that resulted from your food related illness.

The Houston Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit public service sponsored by ten local Bar Associations and we can help you find a Personal Injury Lawyer who is right for you.  Our friendly, highly trained staff of referral counselors is standing by to help at (713) 237-9429. You can also fill out the form on the right to request a referral right now.


Every attorney on our service is screened and must meet specific requirements. Our attorneys average 17 years of experience.


Houston Lawyer Referral Service provides free referrals. Our attorneys provide an initial 30-minute office consultation for a reduced fee of $20. We also offer bilingual staff and attorneys, reduced fee attorneys for income-eligible individuals, a 24-hour attorney on call, and referrals to social service agencies.


Houston Lawyer Referral Service is certified by the State Bar of Texas under Article 320d, Revised Civil Statutes, Certificate Number 9305. We are one of only ten percent of referral programs nationwide meeting the strict standards of the American Bar Association.


Houston Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit community service that was established in 1958. We are sponsored by the Houston Bar Association and nine other local bar associations.

To start your referral, call (713) 237-9429 or (800) 289-4577 or fill out the form on the right.