If we asked you to name three typical symptoms you might experience if you had food poisoning, what would you say? You’d probably mention sickness and diarrhoea as two of them, but you might also mention headaches or a fever, or perhaps stomach pains. These would be right, but how likely is it you’d suggest food poisoning and kidney failure as relating to each other?
Unless you’ve suffered this complication, you probably wouldn’t think of it at all. Fortunately, very few people who have food poisoning will end up suffering from kidney failure as well. It is a rare side-effect, but it can happen in some instances.
Why might food poisoning and kidney failure occur?
We know food poisoning occurs when people eat food that is unfit for consumption. This could be because it was spoiled or not cooked in the correct way. It might also be because someone mishandled it, perhaps after failing to wash their hands or adopt the best standards of cleanliness while working around food.
It should be confirmed that kidney failure following food poisoning is exceptionally rare. However, it appears that a small number of people could develop adverse responses in the body’s immune system. This in turn can lead to kidney problems and potentially other problems as well.
What should you do if you’ve been treated for this?
Many people can claim compensation for food poisoning if they know they fell ill after eating food served to them by someone at a stall, or in a restaurant or from a takeaway. However, proving the link between food poisoning and kidney failure will be necessary if you wish to claim for this.
Seeking proper legal advice is by far the most important step to take next. Accident Advice Helpline is a professional and friendly company dedicated to helping people just like you claim for food poisoning and kidney failure and accidents that were caused by third parties. To learn whether you have a case, call 0800 689 0500 as soon as possible.
You must do this within three years of falling ill, as this is the legal limit within which claims need to be made. If you wish to ring from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993 instead. This is by far the best way to reach us, and you could soon be talking to someone who can help.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead