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Food Poisoning


We do not normally expect to get sick when a food product purchased at a grocery store or prepared in a restaurant is eaten.  Unfortunately food poisoning can occur whenever you consume something contaminated by certain bacteria, viruses, parasites, allergens, molds, toxins or other substances.  Common contaminants include salmonella, Hepatitus, and e.coli, though hundreds more such agents are documented.  Normal onset of symptoms can occur in as little as one hour to weeks later, and may include conditions of nausea, evacuation of stomach contents through involuntary vomiting, and general stomach and intestinal pain and discomfort from diarrhea, cramps and abdominal pain.   Fever may accompany other conditions.  If you experience any of these symptoms you need to contact your doctor immediately.


There is a reasonable expectation that food and drinks served to us are safe for consumption.  However, not considering allergic reactions, many people fall ill after eating or drinking food or drink prepared in restaurants or bought in markets.   While in some cases the effects of food poisoning are mild or temporary, in other cases the victim may become extremely ill.  These serious cases may result in lengthy convalescence in hospital and even death.  All businesses involved in the preparation and serving of food and drink have a duty to ensure it is safe, and lawsuits may arise when food handlers fail to keep people safe.


If you experience the symptoms of food poisoning it is important you seek medical help immediately.  In addition, if you believe a third party may have been responsible or partly responsible for your condition it is essential you consult qualified legal advice to make sure you are fully compensated.


If you or someone you know is the victim of food poisoning, contact the personal injury lawyers at Hauer and Company to get you the compensation you deserve.  Contact Hauer and Company for a free initial phone conversation.  You are not required to pay any fees until your case is won or has been satisfactorily settled.

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