Bacterial food poisoning is often caused by foods we eat which have not been stored, prepared or cooked properly. As we consume food in a variety of places, bacterial food poisoning could arise under many different circumstances, such as from a product purchased, meals served on a ship or aircraft, at a restaurant, whilst on holiday or even at work.
Luckily, bacterial food poisoning usually only presents mild symptoms but in some cases it can be more serious and can even lead to fatalities.
If you are unfortunate enough to be affected by bacterial food poisoning as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. You may even be able to make a claim for compensation if you contracted the bacterial food poisoning while you were abroad on a package holiday.
Hattons have specialist solicitors who are experienced in bacterial food poisoning cases so can advise you on your options and offer guidance on how to proceed.
Some of the most common types of bacterial food poisoning are Botulism, E-coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter. There are however, many more.
Symptoms of bacterial food poisoning can also vary greatly from nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhoea to dehydration, fever and exhaustion. In very severe cases food poisoning can even cause nervous system damage, paralysis or death.
If you suspect you may be suffering from bacterial food poisoning you should seek medical advice immediately. The symptoms of bacterial food poisoning are often similar to other illnesses so it is important to get medical advice.
If the illness is confirmed as being bacterial food poisoning and you suspect that it was caused by food purchased from a specific shop or eaten in a specific restaurant, you or your doctor should inform the Environmental Health office. To find details of your local Environmental Health Officer visit www.food.gov.uk.
It is also important that you should note down details of when and where you purchased or ate the food you suspect may be the cause, keep a note of what else you have eaten, retain receipts, packaging and any of the food that you may still have.
If you would like to make a bacterial food poisoning compensation claim then please contact our specialist team of solicitors on 0800 298 9690 or fill in the Claim Now form to the right of this screen.