MA food poisoning cases are fairly common. Most people experience mild cases and are able to recover after a day or so. In rare cases, food poisoning can be severe or even life threatening. These cases can be complicated to prove. If you are a victim of food poisoning, here is what you should know about food poisoning and your rights.
Symptoms of Food Poisoning
Food poisoning can be difficult to detect and prove because the symptoms often resemble other illnesses. Symptoms can include, but are not limited to, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, headaches, weakness, and abdominal pain. Many people mistaken early signs of food poisoning for the flu. With severe cases, symptoms will worsen over time.
Causes of Food Poisoning
The types and causes of food poisoning varies. Salmonella is a bacteria found mostly in poultry, but it can also be found in vegetables, fruits, eggs, and other foods. It occurs when food is not fully cooked or when food is handled by unwashed hands. E. coli comes from manure or human waste and contamination typically occurs during food preparation or processing. Staph aureus occurs when food is not properly stored or is handled by individuals with a skin infection. These are some of the most common causes of food poisoning.
Who Is At Fault for Food Poisoning
Depending on the type and cause of food poisoning, there could be one or more parties at fault. Parties can include farms, food distributors/manufacturers, grocery stores, and food preparers (i.e. restaurants). Claims can include breach of warranty, negligence, or failure to exercise reasonable care.
Choosing a MA Food Poisoning Attorney
Food poisoning cases can be difficult to prove, so it is critical that you act quickly. Contact an experienced MA food poisoning attorney so that information and evidence can be gathered in a timely manner. This will improve your chances for success. There is also a statute of limitations to be aware of.
The attorneys at Martino Law Group are experienced with MA food poisoning cases. We can review your case and provide helpful and timely advice. Please contact us for a free consultation.