Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating food that is contaminated with bacteria or other harmful toxins. Food may become contaminated during processing, preparation or storage. The most common symptoms of food poisoning are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea but it may also be characterized by abdominal pain and fever. It may also lead to other severe complications such as:
- extreme dehydration
- high fever
- joint, skin or eye inflammation
- organ failure
For some people, food poisoning requires no medication or hospitalization and will go away on its own within a day or two; however, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, food poisoning is responsible for 128, 000 hospitalizations and 3, 000 deaths in the United States annually.
You may wonder who should be responsible for your food poisoning. Restaurants, food manufacturers, food retailers and any organization that serves food to the public may be responsible. These group of people have a responsibility to ensure that the food they prepare and serve or distribute conform to health and safety standards. Where food becomes contaminated due to their negligence or carelessness, they may be held liable for any resulting sickness.
Connecticut Food Poisoning Injury Lawyer
Food poisoning cases tend to be complex as they usually require expert medical testimony in order to determine that it was a particular food you consumed that caused your illness and that the said food was in fact contaminated as a result of negligence or carelessness.
Our food poisoning injury attorney has over a decade of experience in personal injury cases involving food poisoning. With our assistance, proper investigation will be carried out in order to ascertain the exact cause of your food poisoning. A successful food poisoning case entitles the victim to damages for lost wages, medical expenses as well as pain and suffering.
If you have suffered an illness as a result of food poisoning, we are here to help you. Contact us today to take advantage of our free consultation. You may call or e-mail us or complete our contact request form to get started.