Food poisoning is one of the most common accident claims and can be a particularly distressing illness to contract. Thankfully, the effects of food poisoning are usually temporary and subside within a few days and in almost all cases leave no long-term effects. However for some, food poisoning can be extremely dangerous, particularly among infants, the elderly, those suffering with kidney problems and pregnant women. If you think you are suffering from food poisoning, then it is important to seek medical attention as promptly as possible. Here is Accident Advice Helpline’s handy guide on how to identify the short-term effects of food poisoning.
When do the effects of food poisoning become visible?
Food poisoning is actually an umbrella term that refers to over 250 different types of illnesses including the most commonly known such as E.Coli and Salmonella. This means that the effects of individual types of food poisoning may vary. The symptoms or effects of food poisoning may manifest themselves in as little as 10 minutes after consuming tainted produce or up to as late as 10 days afterwards.
What are the symptoms?
Again, depending on the particular strain of virus or bacteria contracted, the symptoms may vary. The most common short-term symptoms are; nausea, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, vomiting and fever. However, a number of other symptoms may become apparent such as; dizziness, loss of speech or vision, muscle weakness, high blood pressure, excessive salivation and sweating and even in some rare cases, paralysis.
If you believe you have consumed tainted produce and are suffering from any of the above symptoms, then it’s important to seek medical attention right away. Remember, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help. We are a law firm with 14 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation including claims for food poisoning. If you’ve suffered food poisoning with the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Contact us today for more information. You can look forward to more helpful information from Accident Advice Helpline such as; claiming compensation in the wake of an accident at work, slips, trips or falls or even accidents on holiday that occurred outside of the UK. All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win-no-fee* basis.
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Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice