Food poisoning is never any fun, but some of the symptoms you can get can be very alarming. For example, food poisoning and vomiting blood isn’t common, but it can occur in the more severe cases before the person recovers.
Most cases of food poisoning can be resolved at home by giving plain fluids little and often, and resting as much as possible until the illness passes. It is not unusual to have blood in your stools if you get diarrhoea as well, so try not to worry and monitor your symptoms to see what happens. If you get worse over the space of a few days (most cases of food poisoning disappear after a day or two) or you become dehydrated, make sure you contact your GP.
Why did you become ill with food poisoning and vomiting blood in the first place?
This is a good question, and one you may want to answer. Sometimes, we are to blame for getting food poisoning. Maybe you had some leftovers from the fridge you knew had been in there for a day or two longer than they should have been, and you decided you would risk eating them. Perhaps you didn’t cook or handle something properly.
However, if you had a meal from a takeaway or a restaurant, you would expect it to be good to eat and not to cause food poisoning. Staff should be trained in food safety and know what to do to minimise the dangers posed by contaminated food.
Did you fall ill because you ate out or had a takeaway that was contaminated with bacteria?
If you think this was the reason why you had food poisoning, and vomiting blood and other symptoms were present, we’d recommend you get in touch with the advisors at Accident Advice Helpline. Despite our name, we do handle many cases of food poisoning claims each year, and one of our lawyers might soon take your case if you have ample evidence to back it up.
So, whether you need advice or you want to know more about the no-win, no-fee procedure you could claim under, call us for free on 0800 689 0500 from any landline. Alternatively, use 0333 500 0993 instead to contact our team from a mobile for further no-obligation advice today.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead