Seeking Compensation for Food Poisoning in PA
If You Can Demonstrate That the Restaurant or Company Was Negligent in Their Food Handling, You Could Potentially Initiate a Lawsuit Against Them for Causing Your Food Poisoning in Pennsylvania.
Everyone loves a nice dinner out, especially at some of the unmissable restaurants in Northeast Philadelphia. Usually, a meal out results in nice conversation and a full belly. However, on some rare but rising occasions when food poisoning occurs, dinner out can turn into a nightmare. Food poisoning, or foodborne illnesses, are sicknesses caused by eating contaminated food. Most create mild if uncomfortable, symptoms and resolve themselves within a couple of days. Some cases, however, can cause severe symptoms that necessitate a hospital stay, which could result in exorbitant medical expenses and lost pay from work. Children and elderly adults have more sensitive digestive systems and are at a far greater risk of severe symptoms of food poisoning, also. If you or a loved one has gotten food poisoning at a PA restaurant, store, or local retailer, you have the right to recover financial damages for medical expenses, out-of-pocket costs, and lost wages related to the sickness. Our team at Cohen & Riechelson can support you in doing this as you focus on recovering your health and strength. Contact us at (215) 337-4915 to discuss your claim for food poisoning in Doylestown, Levittown, Lower Makefield, Lower Southampton, Middletown, Morrisville, Newtown, Northampton, Richboro, Warminster, Warrington, Washington Crossing, Yardley, or elsewhere in Pennsylvania.
Indicators of Food Poisoning in PA
Food poisoning can cause a variety of symptoms affecting the digestive and immune systems that usually begin within 24 to 48 hours after eating the contaminated food. Symptoms include stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, body aches, fatigue or low energy, and fever symptoms such as temperature and chills. Signs of severe food poisoning include bloody stools, intense or long-lasting vomiting, long-lasting diarrhea, and a very high fever.
Was That All on My Plate?
Foodborne illnesses are caused by contamination in ingredients: usually bacteria, viruses, and parasites. These microbes are generally spread due to improper handling and preparation of food or improper storage or transport. Common foodborne illnesses include salmonella, norovirus, and E. Coli.
Safety Recommendations to Avoid Food Poisoning
Fortunately, food poisoning can be prevented. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a four-step process to prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses at home. These steps are clean, separate, cook, and chill. Thoroughly wash all ingredients and surfaces to ensure their cleanliness. Keep raw foods, especially meats, separate from other ingredients to prevent cross-contamination. Fully cook all items, and when you are out to eat, ensure that all items on your plate are fully cooked. And don’t leave foods out for long after eating; put leftovers promptly in the refrigerator to preserve them.
What is the Proper Way to Treat Food Poisoning?
If you begin to experience symptoms of food poisoning, keep a close check on your body functioning and temperature for an entire day. If symptoms worsen or do not improve, seek emergency medical assistance immediately. Once you are in safe hands and your illness has been controlled, discuss with your doctor the common causes of such foodborne illnesses. If you suspect a contaminated product or restaurant outing caused your illness, contact our foodborne injury attorneys to learn how we can help you recover full financial damages for your medical and other related expenses, such as lost wages in Pennsylvania.
Is it Possible to File a Lawsuit for Food Poisoning in Pennsylvania?
You have a right to safety when you go out to eat, and if you have contracted a foodborne illness in a Pennsylvania restaurant or other food seller, you have the right to recover damages for your medical and other related expenses associated with the sickness.
Stool Samples and Bloodwork Tests to Prove Food Poisoning Cases
In order to find out if you have food poisoning and then prove it for legal reasons, is to have a stool sample tested or have bloodwork done. In each case, you will receive definitive evidence of the type of microbe that has caused your sickness. In order to determine the likely foodborne culprit of that microbe in a product or restaurant setting, you are advised to seek the support of a Pennsylvania foodborne illness attorney. Our law firm will conduct a thorough investigation while you focus on recovery.
Contact our Northeast Philadelphia Food Poisoning Injury Lawyers for Assistance Seeking Compensation
A foodborne illness attorney is a key ally in any food poisoning case requiring hospitalization or long-term illness affecting your daily life. Our team at Cohen & Riechelson helps you navigate the necessary tests to prove the type of foodborne illness that has negatively impacted you. We then work with you to conduct an in-depth investigation of local culprits. Not only will our work help you recover financial damages while you recover your health. It also prevents others from being similarly harmed. Our team of injury lawyers is experienced in handling food poisoning cases and promoting the safety of citizens in Buckingham, Bristol, Fairless Hills, Croydon, Langhorne, Bensalem, and throughout Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Contact us today at (215) 337-4915 for a free consultation to discuss your claim.