If you have a strong immune system, a case of food poisoning can be a short, sharp shock to the system that you recover from in a few days. You might feel weak for a while, but you can soon build your strength back up with the aid of some plain food and plenty of fluids. This may not be as easy if you suffer from food poisoning with damaged kidneys, though.
The first thing to point out is that food poisoning would rarely damage your kidneys. Only the most severe cases could lead someone to experience things like this. However, if you do get this problem, it could potentially lead to further issues in the future that require treatment.
Getting food poisoning with damaged kidneys
If you experience kidney pain, problems urinating or any other issues following a case of food poisoning, be sure to bring these to the attention of your doctor as soon as possible. You’ll know which symptoms of food poisoning you’ve had, and you can give your GP as much information as possible.
If your kidney problems started at the same time as your food poisoning, or very soon afterwards, there is a chance they could be connected. A proper diagnosis will ensure you are treated in the right way and stand a chance of achieving a full recovery. This complication is rare, but if you are affected, the sooner you are treated the better the outcome could be, so don’t hesitate to get medical advice.
Seeking expert legal help
Can you imagine suffering from kidney problems following a bout of food poisoning? Furthermore, could you imagine going through this experience because someone working at a food outlet you went to didn’t follow the proper health and safety and food safety rules?
You’d rightly feel angry and upset at going through this experience and suffering from food poisoning with damaged kidneys, wouldn’t you? Therefore, we’d recommend you call 0800 689 0500 now to get in contact with someone at Accident Advice Helpline. While we do deal with accident claims, we also handle many assorted food poisoning claims every day. We even make it easy for you to call from a mobile, as we have a dedicated number for this, on 0333 500 0993. One of our advisors could let you know whether compensation might work out for you.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead