With thousands of restaurants, supermarkets, caterers, and other nourishment providers, food poisoning is certain to happen sometimes in southern California. If you become a victim of food poisoning, it is imperative to know what to do. Symptoms may include nausea, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. These symptoms can start immediately, a few hours later, or even several days after consuming contaminated nourishment. If a fever persists, or if you have difficulty speaking or swallowing, blurred vision, or blood in the stool, immediately obtain medical attention. After you’ve been seen by a doctor, contact a Pasadena product liability attorney. You can file a claim against a restaurant or a nourishment manufacturer if you’ve been injured by food poisoning just like you might file a claim for negligence if you’re injured in a car accident.
A product liability claim generated by a food poisoning incident must charge that the nourishment was contaminated and that the contamination caused injuries. If a death results from food poisoning, a victim’s family may file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, because nourishment rapidly deteriorates, proving that someone has suffered food poisoning can be quite difficult. When nourishment can’t be tested, you’ll need a lab test proving that a parasite, virus, bacteria, or poison was present in your body. That’s why you must seek immediate medical attention after any suspected food poisoning incident. Nourishment can be contaminated during processing, packaging, shipping, storage, or preparation, so if you file a product liability claim, your attorney will investigate every part of the distribution chain to find the party responsible for the contamination.
A good product liability lawyer can comprehensively evaluate your case, provide reliable legal guidance, and fight aggressively on your behalf for the compensation you deserve. If you prevail – and if you can prove your food poisoning case, you will prevail – you may be compensated for your medical treatment, lost days at work, and other food-poisoning related expenses. If you’ve been injured by food poisoning in Pasadena, Los Angeles, or elsewhere in southern California, speak with an experienced Pasadena personal injury attorney right away.