If you live in the Highgate Hill area and have just been told by your doctor that you have food poisoning, then you may be interested to know more about this illness, and may want to find out if you have grounds to start a Highgate Hill food poisoning claim.
Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you with your Highgate Hill food poisoning claim, so it is a good idea to have a chat with them about how you go about starting a claim, and what you will need to prove as your claim progresses.
Some types of food poisoning are more common than others and most of us have heard of salmonella food poisoning. However, many other bacteria can be responsible for your injury solicitor Highgate Hill food poisoning claim and some details about them are given here.
Highgate Hill food poisoning claim – Staphyl-ococcus aureus food poisoning
Staphyl-ococcus aureus is found on the human body and this means on skin, mouth, nose, cuts and boils. It can get transferred to cold meats, dairy products and any foods touched by the food handler. The prevention of Staphyl-ococcus aureus food poisoning depends on very high levels of hygiene amongst food handlers and if you have been poisoned then it probably means that a food handler has been unhygienic. It may be necessary to consider this as part of your Highgate Hill food poisoning claim.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have Staphyl-ococcus aureus food poisoning then you have probably suffered abdominal pain, vomiting and low temperature. You may also have had some diarrhoea. Staphyl-ococcus aureus food poisoning starts very quickly after you have eaten the poisoned food, in fact is starts between 1and 6 hours later.
This makes it quite easy to identify what has poisoned you. It is also quite a short-lasting type of food poisoning and you should be fully recovered within 6 to 24 hours.
Highgate Hill food poisoning claim – Clostridium botulinum food poisoning
Clostridium botulinum is a very nasty organism which causes a very serious disease – botulism. This organism enters food in soil (therefore can be on vegetables), water (therefore can be on fish) and meat. Outbreaks of this type of food poisoning are most often reported in people that have eaten poisoned canned fish and meat. The symptoms start 12 to 36 hours after eating the poisoned food and the symptoms include difficulty swallowing, breathing and talking.
There can also be paralysis of cranial nerves. People who have this type of food poisoning must receive urgent medical attention because there is a risk of serious illness and even death. It can take several months for someone to recover from botulism and for some people it is even longer than that. If you have botulism then it is very important that your case is investigated by the local environmental health department so that further cases can be prevented.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.