Imagine planning a wedding for many months, only to be struck down – along with the rest of your guests – with a case of mass food poisoning on the day. Another situation similar to this would be to book a holiday only to find you are suffering from food poisoning symptoms within a few days of arriving there – along with many other guests staying at the same hotel or resort.
While cases like this are not very common, they do unfortunately occur. The vast majority of people will get married, go on holiday and do all kinds of other things without ever getting food poisoning. However wherever there is food being handled, stored and prepared for consumption, there is a potential for things to go wrong in those processes.
While the vast majority of people will eat nothing but the best food, others might be unlucky and be subjected to a nasty case of food poisoning as a result of choosing the wrong thing or eating in the wrong place. This is exactly how mass food poisoning cases can occur, and some people are severely affected by them as a result, suffering for some time afterwards.
How severe can food poisoning be?
Food poisoning can result in some nasty symptoms, the most familiar of which will be stomach cramping, diarrhoea and vomiting. Some people may be affected more seriously than others, while a mass food poisoning outbreak can ruin events if the food served there is poor.
Some people will recover within a few days while a few might be left with symptoms such as gastroenteritis for some time afterwards. This is uncommon but not impossible – and not pleasant either. That’s why many people will be determined to get to the root of the problem.
Accident Advice Helpline are here to assess all potential claims for food poisoning
We have 14 years’ experience in dealing with claims regarding food poisoning cases. If you have experienced food poisoning, whether in an isolated case or as part of a mass outbreak, call us on our 24/7 enquiry line now.
It is completely free to do so and it could be the best call you make. If we feel you have a good chance of claiming compensation for your experience we will support you through the process of making a no win, no fee claim in court. Make sure you get the answers you need today.
Date Published: December 22, 2014