There are several different causes of food poisoning but toxoplasmosis tends to be one of the rarer ones, especially in the UK. It is a parasite and it is possible to be infected and not know you have it and some who have it only get mild symptoms. You might feel as if you have flu.
The two most common methods for catching toxoplasmosis are by eating food that has been infected with it or by entering an environment where it is present. For example if an infected piece of meat enters the food chain and is not cooked properly, the parasite could make its way into your body.
Even uninfected meat and other food can be contaminated if the proper procedures aren’t adhered to in the kitchen. For example if raw infected meat is cut up using a knife, the knife can carry the parasite to other food if it is not properly washed first. Thus it is imperative that the correct procedures are always followed in the kitchen.
What to do if you believe you are entitled to food poisoning compensation
It is important to realise that most kitchens in restaurants, holiday venues and takeaways are kept scrupulously clean. Furthermore most people working in these industries recognise the importance of good hygiene at all times.
There is always the potential for contamination to occur if the right procedures are not followed. In this case there could be the potential to collect evidence that negligence played a part in the spread of toxoplasmosis. If this should be the case the affected person can claim for compensation as a result.
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Toxoplasmosis is not always the most serious of food poisoning experiences. However, it can be extremely serious in some people, especially pregnant women and those whose immune systems are not as strong as they could be.
Regardless of your personal situation, we would encourage you to come to Accident Advice Helpline if you believe you are entitled to compensation after being infected with toxoplasmosis. Our 30-second online test could determine whether you should take your case further; alternatively give us a call on our free 24/7 helpline and speak to one of our professional injury compensation lawyers. Determining the facts of your situation is the beginning – we can assist you in moving forward with any claim you could make.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown