The chances are pretty good that at some point you will have suffered a bout of food poisoning. This is never pleasant but it is known that food poisoning cases are not always caused by the same bacteria.
Campylobacter, for example, is one of the more common causes of the condition, and it can be contracted through poorly cooked chicken and sometimes other meats as well.
While the condition can be mild in many people and it tends to be self-limiting in its effects, other cases can be more severe. In the case of a serious campylobacter illness it could be that someone becomes dehydrated as a result of not being able to keep anything down, including water.
When you have sickness and diarrhoea you can end up feeling very ill and unable to do much at all. The loss of fluids from your body needs to be replaced but this can be difficult in some cases.
Even if you know exactly how to cook and prepare food so as to limit the chances of infection, it is still possible to eat out or get a takeaway that has been affected in this way.
How long does the illness last for?
Many people find the worst symptoms last for about 48 hours, although it can vary from person to person. It may take a while to start improving until you feel more like your old self though.
If you are dehydrated you may require medical treatment, in which case improvement may well take longer.
Once you have eaten something that has been infected, it takes anything from a couple of days to around 10 before the symptoms become apparent. This means it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint what caused the problem.
Could you be in a position to claim compensation for a serious campylobacter illness?
No one wants to be in this position, but if you think there is a potential for compensation to be warranted, call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our 24/7 enquiry line is free and open throughout the day and night, so you could find the answers you require sooner than you may think.
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Date Published: December 22, 2014
Category: Medical negligence claim