Most of us are familiar with the term food poisoning, and you may be reading this because you are considering starting a food poisoning claim.
However, some other diseases are also transmitted by food but they are not referred to as food poisoning – instead they are called foodborne diseases. Perhaps your doctor has advised you that you are actually suffering from a foodborne disease when you thought you had food poisoning? You may be wondering how this will affect your injury claim solicitor in Highgate Village food poisoning claim? Here is some useful information to help make the situation clear.
Highgate Village food borne disease claim
The important thing about food borne disease is that only small numbers are needed to make you ill so the pathogens (bugs) do not NEED food to divide in. They can also be transmitted to humans in ways other than food and drink. Most frequently this is by what is termed the faecal oral route when bacteria get from the gut of one infected human (or animal) by passing out with the faeces (poo) and getting into the mouth of another. Lack of personal hygiene is the most common cause of this form of disease transmission.
If you have been infected by a foodborne disease because of some food that you ate at a restaurant or café then you may be able to start an injury solicitor Highgate Village food borne disease claim. You will have to show that you had a food borne disease and that you contracted it at the restaurant.
You then ask Accident Advice Helpline to help you start a Highgate Village food borne disease claim against that restaurant. This is much easier if there has been an outbreak.
Injury claim solicitor in Highgate Village food borne disease claim – campylobacter
This is the most common cause of food borne disease in the UK with more than 350, 000 cases in England and Wales ever year. It causes more than 17,500 hospitalisations and over 50 deaths and the annual cost is estimated at more than £583m.
If your doctor has told you that you have Campylobacter infection then this will have been confirmed with some laboratory tests. It enters food from raw poultry, meat, milk and farm animals. It can also be found in pets, birds and sewage or untreated water. Many people get ill with campylobacter because they have eaten raw or under-cooked poultry or have eaten other raw meat and milk. Some people also get ill after drinking untreated water.
If you have just been suffering with campylobacter then you will have had diarrhoea (often with blood in it), abdominal pain, nausea and fever. It can be very difficult to be certain exactly what caused you to be ill with campylobacter – as it makes you ill between 48-60 hours after you ate the food. You have to think back and accurately recall exactly what you ate several days ago – this is not easy.
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.
Date Published: 24th November 2013
Author: David Brown