Philadelphia Lawyer for Food Poisoning
Foodborne illness - commonly referred to as food poisoning - is the result of a person consuming food which has been contaminated by bacteria, parasites, etc. due to exposure to harmful chemicals or improper food maintenance. While tens of millions of cases occur in the US every year resulting in little more than temporary discomfort, food poisoning is potentially quite dangerous. In fact, 300,000 people annually endure cases serious enough to warrant hospitalization and 5,000 of those people ultimately die as a result. If you or a loved one has suffered serious health repercussions as the result of a food handler's negligence, you should contact a lawyer today. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help you to recover against this party for what they have caused you to endure.
What Should I Do?
If you believe you are suffering the consequences of food poisoning, your first phone call should be to a doctor. Though we often think of food poisoning as little more than a bad stomachache, this is not the case. When you have food poisoning, your body is vigorously trying to fight off or expunge the harmful foreign substances you have taken in. While stomachaches are likely, more serious symptoms of food poisoning include: headaches, fever, muscle pain, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. Any combination of these symptoms may indicate serious medical conditions and should be examined by medical personnel as soon as possible.
Once your doctor has stabilized your condition and you have recovered, it is time to seek counsel. You absolutely deserve to recover for any expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering you have endured.
In order to receive compensation for your damages resulting from food poisoning, it will be necessary to discover who the responsible party is and gather evidence sufficient to warrant a meritorious suit against them. This is not an easy process and requires the attention of skilled professionals.
Typically, the best evidence likely to be available to you will be in the form of anecdotal evidence, specifically by other patrons who were also made sick by the food given to them by the store or restaurant in a relatively short time frame. It may even be possible to gather physical evidence if action is taken quickly. Perhaps a local contaminant is readily identifiable on site or the storage equipment is obviously insufficient. Expert and doctor reports will prove vital to making a case.
The Personal Injury Attorneys with the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. will help you to determine the best course of action available to you and prepare a case against the responsible party. Call today to schedule a free consultation.
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