Most people are familiar with food poisoning, often from personal experience. We eat something we don’t realise is bad for us at the time, we fall ill, we recover and then we get on with our lives. The last thing we would expect – and rightly so – would be to have a food poisoning relapse.
So, how common is it to have a relapse and is it something you should be worried about? According to statistics, around 25% of people who have food poisoning caused by the campylobacter bacterium can experience a relapse at some point afterwards. This is just one type of bacterium that can cause food poisoning – many others exist as well.
What should you do?
If you have had food poisoning recently and you seem to get better, but then the symptoms come back, you should see your GP. Make sure you describe your symptoms and how they came to occur the first time, especially if you have evidence that food poisoning was indeed to blame.
Your GP may be able to make a diagnosis based on what you tell them, and may be able to run tests to get a more definitive answer. Furthermore, you should keep an eye on your symptoms and record when they flare up, as this could help if you go on to make a claim for compensation relating to your experience.
When can you claim compensation for a food poisoning relapse?
Food poisoning is not always easy to prove. This makes it even more important to seek advice from a lawyer who specialises in tackling food poisoning cases on behalf of clients. You can get the right advice on claiming for a food poisoning relapse by getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500. If you want to ring from a mobile, be sure to call on 0333 500 0993 to reach our team.
Suffering food poisoning is never a good experience, but you wouldn’t expect to have ongoing symptoms. If this happens, you have a chance to make a no-win, no-fee* claim if there is evidence that negligence was involved in creating and preparing your food. If standards were not as high as they should have been, and you have suffered ongoing problems, this could lead to a claim being awarded to you when you get our help.