Food poisoning is not something that usually people associate with personal injury claims and compensation amounts just enough to cover the bill and an apology from the restaurant owner/manager is the norm where you aware that some claims for food poisoning can reach into the 1000’s. This is because although food poising is seen by many to be resolved with a course of locally prescribed antibiotic. Or even just flushing it out some scientists believe there are long term effects. These long term effects could harm your health in the future making you unable to do the same things you have always done. There could be a change in lifestyle where you have to abide to a controlled diet or be placed on routine tablets to ensure that you are not causing long term effect to organs such as your kidneys. We are going to look at some of the potential effects of different degrees of food poisoning symptoms their side effects and then explain how a personal injury solicitor could help you if you were effected by food poisoning.
What is E-Coli?
Escherichia coliis is another form of bacterium in a large mass of mostly harmless germs. There are hundreds of signs of this bacteria, majority are not dangerous. But when the version O157:H7 shows up in our food supply, E. coli becomes a massive problem for people that have digested it.
E-Coli How do you become contaminated?
The main case of e coli are spread from uncooked ground beef or mincemeat as its more commonly known. This is because the bacteria normally lives on the top of the meat and is therefore the first part to be cooked meaning the bacteria is killed. When raw meat is ground into mincemeat it can cause the bacteria that normally lives on the top to be merged in with all the meat as appose just to the top layer. So it spreads further.
E coli what are the symptoms?
Symptoms are normally increased bowl movements mild fever passing blood and severe stomach cramps. If you start to feel these symptoms you should contact a gp.
Can I make a claim for compensation after suffering from e coli infection?
The answer is yes and suffering from E.coli is normally taken on by a personal injury solicitor who will assess your claim. At this point making you aware if you can take the claim forward. Once the claim has been assessed you will be made aware if the claim can be taken forward using the No Win No Fee service. Your Personal injury solicitor will then be able to inform you of how the claim will work it can take anything from 2-8 months on average. Your claim is considered closed when you have agreed a settlement amount. Throughout this time you should be kept up to date on the progress of your claim. If you have suffered from food poisoning in the last three years you should contact your local personal injury solicitor who will be able to help you.
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