Think of a typical case of food poisoning and symptoms including nausea, sickness and diarrhoea will probably come to mind first. But there are other symptoms some people can experience in this situation. For example, food poisoning and vertigo can go together in some cases.
Feeling nauseous is common enough when you are affected with a case of food poisoning. This can cause you to feel dizzy, and a case of vertigo can happen as well in some instances. This can make you feel very ill as it feels as if your surroundings are moving and you cannot get your balance. It is very disconcerting when you feel ill anyway.
What should you do if you suffer from food poisoning and vertigo?
The worst symptoms from food poisoning usually resolve themselves a day or two after you become ill. This will happen anywhere from an hour or two up to 72 hours after you eat the food that was contaminated. Other people may fall ill too, in which case it is easier to identify what made you ill.
If you do suffer from food poisoning and you are affected by vertigo as well, be very careful when moving around. Try and get as much rest as you can; lying down might make it easier to cope with the worst of the symptoms. If you do have to get up, make sure you do so slowly and hang onto things to try and keep your balance.
Was someone else responsible for your food poisoning?
This could be the case if you’ve eaten something from a takeaway, had a buffet at a works do or another event, or eaten out at a restaurant. In any situation where you’ve eaten food prepared by someone else, the chance of a claim could potentially be there – and we might be able to help.
If you have had food poisoning and vertigo and you think there is evidence that proves this, call the team working for Accident Advice Helpline today. One of our personal injury lawyers could be the best person to assess the chances of winning a compensation claim if you call 0800 689 0500. And even if you only have access to your mobile, you can still call on 0333 500 0993. So, make sure you find out whether a claim is worthwhile, and whether we could help.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead