Have you had food poisoning symptoms? Are you unsure how to claim? Call the injury solicitors Flamborough for all the help you need.
Food poisoning is a relatively common type of illness that is often caused through no fault of the person who has developed it. Like most accidents, food poisoning can strike without warning and often leaves the casualty feeling weak and distressed. For people who already are frail, elderly or suffer from serious conditions, a bout of food poisoning can result in serious illness that may require hospitalisation and treatment. At its worst, food poisoning can damage the central nervous system and even cause death.
What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning is the term given to a collection of symptoms which are caused by consuming food that has become contaminated by bacteria, viruses or even parasites. Once consumed, this poisoned food breaks down in the body and is absorbed into the bloodstream causing widespread symptoms. These can include:
- Stomach cramps
Treating food poisoning
Food poisoning can attack the body quickly and children and the elderly are at an increased risk of the effects of dehydration, as well as HIV and cancer sufferers. If vomiting, diarrhoea and a fever are occurring simultaneously, then the amount of fluid in the body can be severely affected. Dehydration is a serious condition, which if left untreated, can be fatal.
If the casualty is able to keep some fluids down, then oral rehydration salts are ideal to reduce the risk of dehydration. They replenish the fluid, salts and minerals that the body has lost through vomiting and diarrhoea. They can be sipped regularly and given throughout the period of illness on a regular basis.
If the stomach settles, then easy to digest foods may be introduced to provide energy to the body, such as toast or a source of protein such as scrambled egg.
Claiming for your food poisoning injury using injury solicitors Flamborough
Food poisoning is classified as a personal injury, if it is sustained as the direct result of consuming contaminated food, through no fault of your own, within the last 3 years’.
If you, or someone close to you, has been the victim of food poisoning, then call the leading experts, Accident Advice Helpline for no obligation free legal advice and information about making a compensation claim.
Their team of professional injury solicitors in Flamborough can establish quickly and reliably if you are eligible to pursue a personal injury compensation claim for food poisoning over the phone.
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