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Some Facts about Food Poisoning

By Doran Law Firm  Jul. 5, 2011 10:06a

Going out to nice restaurants leaves us with pleasurable memories - especially if the atmosphere is great and the food is exceptional. The ultimate dining experience may be rare but brings us back to that same location again and again when we are lucky enough to find it. On the contrary, when we find ourselves getting ill after eating at a restaurant, the experience too becomes unforgettable, but in the wrong way.

One can get food poisoning from any number of sources, not just restaurants. Packaged products you buy from a store can be contaminated or even food from a street vendor can spoil and cause food poisoning. When food recalls occur or disasters happen that could cause contamination, it is wise to exercise caution to prevent food poisoning. Following are some of the more common symptoms of food poisoning:

  • Sudden onset of nausea
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Severe stomach cramps

What are the common causes of food poisoning?

  • When meat is processed, harmful bacteria can get mixed in as a result of substandard cleanliness;
  • Unclean water used to wash fruits or vegetables can result in germs getting onto the food;
  • Pesticides can sometimes cause illness if ingested from  food  not  being washed thoroughly;
  • Poor hygiene by workers who prepare food - if a worker has germs on their hands and it gets transferred to food, poisoning can result; and
  • Storage of food at incorrect temperatures can cause spoiling  

Most food poisoning is not serious, but there are exceptions. Severe food poisoning can require hospitalization and open the doorway for further complications and loss of income. If you have been the victim of food poisoning in the Lafayette or surrounding area, you should consult with a Lafayette personal injury attorney as you may be eligible for compensation.

At the Doran Law Firm, we can help. We have represented many clients in personal injury claims throughout the years and know how to create winning case strategies that will obtain settlements or stand up in court. Our concern is getting you the compensation you deserve as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Contact a Lafayette food poisoning lawyer in our office to set up a free consultation so that we can review the details of your case.   

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