Every year, tens of thousands of Americans are affected by food-borne illnesses. Also known as food poisoning, victims can contract an illness from eating at restaurants as well as cooking at home. Because of food poisoning, the negligent actions of one individual or business could seriously compromise your health.
You should not have to suffer because of a reckless or irresponsible food manufacturer or restaurant employee. The Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers of the Abel Law Firm are here to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (405) 239-7046 to speak with a qualified professional about your legal options.
Causes of Food-borne Illnesses
Almost all cases of food poisoning come from food that has been contaminated by a germ. Some of the most common germs are Salmonella, E.Coli 0157:H7, norovirus, and listeria. Food-borne illnesses may occur after the consumption of:
- Dairy products past expiration date
- Meats that are undercooked or raw
- Food made with dirty utensils or dirty hands
- Undercooked eggs
The most common symptoms of food poisoning are similar to those of the flu. Victims may experience nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. While food poisoning typically passes after a couple of days, victims should get medical attention if it does not improve or gets worse.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a food-borne illness and you feel another party is at fault, contact the Oklahoma City food-borne illness lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 to discuss your case or click here to learn more.