Been food poisoned? Get free claims advice in St Fillans
Food poisoning is defined as eating food which has become contaminated by bacteria, viruses or parasites. Whilst incidents of food poisoning may be common and symptoms may be mild, there are frequently cases of widespread food poisoning when the symptoms are so severe that they can ruin people’s special occasions and holidays. Talk to us today if you need free claims advice in St Fillans.
At its worst, food poisoning can cause damage to the central nerve system and can sometimes even end in death. In these cases, you may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim for food poisoning using injury lawyers in St Fillans.
Bacterial food poisoning
Bacterial food poisoning is one of the most common forms of food contamination.
- Campylobacter bacteria is the most frequent culprit for bacterial food poisoning. It is found in raw meat and unpasteurised milk, as well as untreated water.
- Salmonella is commonly found in raw and lightly cooked chicken and raw eggs.
- Listeria is usually found in ready-to-eat foods that do not require cooking, such as pate, soft cheeses, sliced cooked meats, unpasteurised milk, butter and sandwiches.
Viral food poisoning
Norovirus is one of the most common types of viral food poisoning. It is usually transferred from infected person to person, or infected person to food through the preparation, processing, cooking and serving of food. This is known as cross-contamination and can be a major source of widespread food poisoning.
Parasitic food poisoning
Toxoplasmosis is one of the most well documented forms of parasitic food poisoning. Food that is grown and contaminated by cats infected by toxoplasmosis can become infected by cats’ faeces. It is paramount that all food that is grown is thoroughly washed and prepared carefully to avoid toxoplasmosis becoming ingested.
Symptoms of food poisoning
Irrespective of the causes of the food poisoning, the symptoms of food poisoning are similar and may include:
- Stomach cramps;
- Temperature and fever; and
Making your injury claim using injury lawyers in St Fillans
If you have been affected by the debilitating symptoms of food poisoning, then you may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using injury lawyers in St Fillans. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on our dedicated 24/7 helpline and speak to a friendly adviser, who can put you on the right track and offer no-obligation free legal advice about claiming with our injury lawyers in St Fillans. All you need to do is dial 0800 689 0500 now.
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Date Published: 7th November 2013
Author: David Brown