Oysters are a special treat which may be enjoyed at a fine dining restaurant, a charity event or perhaps at a wedding. However, they soon lose their appeal and refinement if you become the victim of food poisoning from oysters. Oysters are a fresh produce which are commonly served on ice at a buffet or come straight from a kitchen at a restaurant where they have been properly stored. If you were let down at an event or at a restaurant and would like to know where you stand legally, call our helpline today.
Symptoms of food poisoning
Food poisoning is never a pleasant experience and victims may suffer anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Symptoms include vomiting, nausea, weakness, dizziness, diarrhoea, high temperature, aching muscles to name a few. If you were not to blame for your food poisoning sickness and you want to discuss your right to compensation, call our team to find out more.
Vibrio vulnificus can be found in foods such as oysters when they are contaminated with bacteria. Oysters have also been known to carry viruses such as the Norovirus and according the NHS in 2011 three quarters of British oysters carried the virus.
When to see a doctor about your food poisoning
Some cases of food poisoning are mild and may only require time off from work and drinking plenty of fluids. For others food poisoning can be severe and cause dehydration and other complications. Some victims may suffer more than others if they are over 60 years of age, are young, pregnant or already suffering from an illness. You may have been suffering for a few days and need to see a doctor to help rectify the situation.
Compensation for food poisoning from oysters
If you want to find out how much compensation you could be awarded for your food poisoning from oysters experience, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles).
We have helped many victims of food poisoning get the compensation they deserve after a negligent party caused them to get ill. Making a claim can prevent serious contaminations from happening again and all food businesses should be insured for accident claims such as these so you needn’t feel guilty, especially after suffering from a horrific food poisoning experience.
Call our team today to hear more about our services.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton