Eating at restaurants is one of the most common activities people do everyday. Unfortunately, food poisoning can be a common occurrence among many of the restaurants across our country.
While there is not one single cause of food poisoning, it can be attributed to many factors including: contaminated foods, poor sanitation, undercooked or under-prepared foods, bacteria, viruses, parasites, pesticides or other toxic or infectious agents. Most food poisoning cases are a result of bacteria like Staphylococcus or E. Coli.
Often times, food poisoning is the result of poor sanitation when a food handler, cook or chef does not wash their hands after using the restrooms, or has a contagious infection which is then transferred to the meats or vegetables that are served.
Food poisoning can occur at all types of restaurants including fast food restaurants, sushi restaurants, hospital cafeterias, cruise-line or cruise ship foods, hotel restaurants, buffets, school cafeterias and other places that serve meals.
In most cases, food poisoning will cause a short-lasting sickness which may include a high fever, chills, diarrhea, nausea, cramping, or vomiting that ends in a matter of hours up to a few days. However, in rare cases food poisoning can have long lasting effects and can even lead to death. It is in these latter instances of food poisoning, when a victim should solicit the opinion of one of our personal injury attorneys.
If you or a loved one has suffered from food poisoning, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. After medical concerns have been addressed, we advise that you discuss the matter with one of our attorneys to determine your legal rights – including your right to seek compensation for your damages such as lost wages, medical expenses and medical bills, pain & suffering, and punitive damages.
Call today and speak with an attorney to discuss your food poisoning case: (888)845-9696.