Food poisoning cases can be scary and traumatic events. One minute you are enjoying a nice meal with family or friends, and the next minute you are sick to your stomach. Food poisoning is often caused by the mishandling of food, often meats, seafood, fruits and vegetables containing the following germs and toxins:
- Campylobacter enteritis
- coli enteritis
- Toxins in spoiled or tainted fish or shellfish
- Staphylococcus aureus
Such germs and toxins often find their way into your food when the products are not cleaned, refrigerated or prepared properly. Another major cause is cross-contamination, which is when harmful toxins, germs and organisms are transferred from one surface to another. Cross contamination is especially a concern when premade food is served – since this food is not cooked, there is no possibility to destroy the harmful bacteria.
Common symptoms from food poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain and cramps. Dehydration and neurological symptoms such as blurred vision are also common symptoms caused by food poisoning.
Food poisoning cases are serious matters and restaurants should be held liable for serving food than is unsafe to consume. When you’re a victim of food poisoning, you need a reliable, experienced and educated personal injury attorney who will fight for your rights.
Resmini Law, LLC. has a wealth of experience when it comes to food poisoning cases in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts areas. We recently settled a food poisoning case in which several people fell ill at a restaurant in Massachusetts for $400,000. For a free consultation regarding a potential food poisoning case, please contact Resmini Law, LLC. today.