A trip out with friends to a restaurant or café should not result in you feeling ill. If you have eaten out and are suffering the symptoms of food poisoning, you may have grounds to make a food poisoning case with the best injury solicitor in Garforth. Accident Advice Helpline can help with this. Here is some more information about food poisoning.
Salmonella is the food poisoning bacteria that most people have heard of, and is one of the more common types of food poisoning in the UK. If you are thinking about starting a case for salmonella food poisoning with the best injury solicitor in Garforth, you are probably suffering from:
- Abdominal cramps;
- Nausea; and/or
Some people with salmonella food poisoning also suffer vomiting and headaches. One of the main problems is that you can dehydrate very easily, so it is important to use some oral rehydration therapy to stop this from happening. Get some advice from your doctor – they may want to carry out some further tests to confirm that you have food poisoning. These tests will be very important if you decide to pursue a food poisoning claim.
The symptoms of salmonella food poisoning usually get better by themselves in around a week, but some people are ill for longer. The most vulnerable members of the population are the very young and the very old; they can become dehydrated very quickly and this can be dangerous. People who are receiving chemotherapy treatment for cancer are also more likely to be seriously ill if they get food poisoning.
Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK, so you may expect it to be the most common bacteria to feature in food poisoning cases. However, it can be very difficult to be sure exactly which meal caused the campylobacter food poisoning and therefore can be very difficult to pinpoint whom to make a claim against. One reason for this is the very long incubation period. The incubation period is the period of time between eating the poisoned meal and the symptoms starting. So, if you ate a meal on Monday and you started to be ill on Wednesday, this would be an incubation period of two days. The incubation period for campylobacter food poisoning can be over one week, so the ill person has to look back over a very long period of time to try and identify what made them ill. We all eat a lot of meals over the course of a week. If you take an average of three meals a day then during seven days that would be 35 meals, any of which could have caused the illness.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 if you want to make a food poisoning claim.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown