Food Poisoning Claims
One of the most terrible things to personally experience is getting food poisoning–oh Lord! The cramping, nausea, vomiting, shakiness, missing work/school/activities, never wanting to eat the food that brought you food poisoning, etc. It is, without a doubt, one of the worst of the fairly common misfortunes to befall people (as 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon demonstrates in the above picture).
Food Poisoning Stats
The CDC states that about 48 million people become sick from food poisoning every year, and about 128,000 of them are so severely ill that they require hospitalization. 3,000 people are killed because of food poisoning every year. With these alarming numbers, and the piling up of bills and lost wages due to food poisoning, hiring a personal injury attorney is imperative. Food poisoning can come from pathogens including:
- Salmonella (40% of food poisoning cases involve salmonella, making it the most common food-borne pathogen);
- E. coli; or
- Clostridium perfringens
Causes Of Food-Borne Illnesses:
We all can agree that food poisoning is terrible, but the reasons behind you having food poisoning vary. Food poisoning can be the result of a restaurant’s employees not following proper hygienic and sanitary measures in the prepping, cooking, and/or serving of the food. Food poisoning can also happen when a food manufacturer or food processor doesn’t follow sanitary procedures in their selection, prepping, handling, producing, and/or distributing of the food. The foods that most commonly cause food poisoning include: beef, berries, cheese, chicken, eggs, ice cream, leafy greens, oysters, potatoes, sprouts, tomatoes, and tuna.
Do I Have Food Poisoning?
There are many signs that you have food poisoning which may include:
- Dehydration (observable by a noticeably dry mouth, lack or decrease of urination, dizziness, sunken eyes, lack of skin pliability);
- Severe diarrhea–lasting two days or more (may be bloody);
- Severe abdominal cramping;
- Fever of 102° or higher; and
- Mental disorientation
Please don’t wait another second before contacting a food poison attorney that will fight to get you what you deserve. We’re here to help you!