Being a parent of a toddler can be stressful and worrying enough without the added trauma of food poisoning. When your child eats at a food establishment, you trust that they are trained and competent to deliver a meal which is safe for your child. If your child suffered from food poisoning and you know who is to blame, contact Accident Advice Helpline for free, no-obligation advice about compensation for a toddler with food poisoning.
Dangers of food poisoning in young children
Food poisoning can occur when germs, toxins or chemicals are consumed from contaminated food or water. The danger for young children who are suffering from food poisoning is that they get dangerously dehydrated due to the vomiting and diarrhoea. They may be unable to hold any liquids or foods in and they may be left very weak and tired.
Symptoms of a dehydrated child:
- Dry mouth, tongue or lips
- Not passing much urine
- Less tears or no tears when crying
Symptoms of a severely dehydrated child:
- Drowsiness or losing consciousness
- Pale skin
- Fast or shallow breathing
- Cold hands or feet
- Dry nappies
If your toddler is experiencing any of the above symptoms or you suspect food poisoning you should seek medical advice immediately. If you did visit a medical professional and food poisoning was confirmed, you may want to protect other parents and children from suffering the same ordeal and get a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, to act on your behalf.
Toddler with food poisoning? Get justice!
Parents should not have to see their child ill from food poisoning as it is so easily avoided. If you were let down by a food establishment and you want to ensure it doesn’t happen again and that justice is done, call Accident Advice Helpline for results.
Our advisors have experience with all kinds of food poisoning claims and we come highly recommended by customers, clients and our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen. We are advertised all across the media and we are a name you can trust.
If you had to comfort a toddler with food poisoning, call to hear about how we can help that this doesn’t happen again. Call our friendly and understanding team today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles).
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton