If you’ve ever suffered from food poisoning, you’re not alone. Approximately 48 million people experience food poisoning every year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even a mild case of food poisoning from contaminated food can cause distress and leave you sick for a few days. And severe cases can bring what feels like endless cramping, diarrhea, vomiting, or worse.
Are You a Victim of Food Contamination or Foodborne Illness?
Food poisoning is more than an inconvenience. It can leave you or your loved one confined to the bedroom or even the bathroom for several days. Or worse, people can die from food poisoning. You may have a case if you or someone you love has been the victim of food poisoning. At Lemberg Law, we have experience handling food poisoning cases. We know how much trouble and discomfort they can cause you. And we’ll fight to make sure you receive compensation.
What Is Food Poisoning?
Swallowing contaminated food or water that have certain bacteria, parasites, toxins, or viruses can cause food poisoning. Victims become ill and begin to exhibit symptoms after eating contaminated substances.
There are many ways food can become contaminated. The improper handling and preparing of food are the two main causes. Meat and poultry become contaminated when exposed to specific bacteria, and ingesting this bacteria leads to food poisoning. Water can also become contaminated when waste leaks into the water supply.
These are the most common types of food poisoning:
- E. coli
- Hepatitis A
How Do You Know If You Have Food Poisoning?
Food poisoning cases tend to be mild. This doesn’t mean that they occur without systems. The most common symptoms are stomach cramps, nausea, and diarrhea. If you believe your case is mild, drink plenty of water and other non-carbonated fluids. You’ll also want to get as much rest as you can. Recovery tends to be quick, a couple of days for most people. When you start to feel better, start with simple foods to keep from upsetting your stomach.
There are, however, severe cases of food poisoning. In these cases, people can experience a fever over 100⁰ F along with severe vomiting and diarrhea. Some people also experience difficulty swallowing, speaking or even breathing. Other side effects in severe cases involve abdominal pain, dehydration, and muscle weakness.
What Are Your Legal Rights If You Were Food Poisoned?
If you feel you have food poisoning, seek medical help immediately. Your health is always the priority. Once you’re being evaluated at the hospital, ask your provider to collect samples to confirm food poisoning. Doctors will usually collect either a stool sample or blood work to confirm the diagnosis. Without this evidence, you will lose the ability to seek legal compensation. Finally, make sure that you follow the doctor’s advice for a speedy recovery.
You’ll need to keep as many records as possible. If you have the contaminated food, save it for testing. You’ll also need to write down your symptoms and the dates you experienced them. Contact the health department in your area as well and share with them the details of your experience.
Contact the Lemberg Law legal team as soon as you suspect you have been the victim of food poisoning. Evidence disappears fast after food poisoning. The longer you wait, the harder it can be to prove.
How Can A Food Safety Lawyer Help You?
If you’re a victim of food poisoning, then you need a qualified legal team who has experience with food poisoning cases to work with you. You need a team of experienced and trusted attorneys who will make sure you or your loved ones did not suffer in vain. You need Lemberg Law. Our legal team will fight to see that you’re compensated for your suffering.
Don’t Waste Time: Have Your Food Poisoning Case Reviewed Now by a qualified Attorney!
You need to act fast if you think you’re the victim of food poisoning. Food poisoning can interfere with your life, cause pain and suffering, and leave you stuck in a slow recovery. Don’t let your suffering go unanswered.
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