If you have suffered with gastroenteritis, also known as gastric flu, you will know it is not a pleasant experience and it can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort for the sufferer. For many victims dealing with gastroenteritis, the cause of their illness has come as a direct result from contaminated food which could have been avoided had proper care and attention been given to food hygiene standards. Gastroenteritis compensation advice is available for free from our team of experts and we would urge you to speak to us today if you have suffered from this illness.
What is gastroenteritis?
Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the stomach lining and/or intestines which, depending on the health and age of the victim, can be extremely serious to your health. Most gastroenteritis is caused by food poisoning, after toxins, bacteria or parasites have entered the food which has been ingested by the victim. Victims of gastroenteritis report dehydration, sickness, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.
What can you do to prevent food poisoning?
There’s often not much you can do to know whether your food is contaminated but there are some telling clues to help you when eating food away from home. Customers can look to see if there is a health rating on display and whether it looks legitimate and in date. You can also look at the premises and see whether it looks like it is being kept clean and whether food has been correctly covered or stored where possible.
What to do if you develop gastroenteritis from bad food
Ultimately there isn’t always a definitive way to tell whether a food establishment is going to make you ill but if you have been the victim of food poisoning, or specifically gastroenteritis you should contact a professional to get gastroenteritis compensation advice.
Accident Advice Helpline can help
At Accident Advice Helpline we have helped thousands of food poisoning victims claim compensation. If you would like to speak to our experts we would be happy to give you gastroenteritis compensation advice, with absolutely no obligation to take it further if you change your mind.
If you have a case for compensation our professional legal team will take your case forward on a no win, no fee basis so you needn’t worry about the legal costs involved. Call us today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead