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Food Poisoning and Salmonella
Food poisoning injuries call for knowledgeable legal representation
The insurance company is counting on time passing from the poisoning event and your eventual return to health to keep you from pursuing compensation. We won't be put off by their stalling tactics - call 1-877-294-6813 today. With the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein on your side, you can tell them you mean business. We can help victims of food poisoning as well as people injured because of food contamination.
Food poisoning and salmonella may occur when food has not been properly stored or properly prepared. Maine has strict standards that restaurants and other vendors must follow to ensure food safety. Those who intentionally defy these standards may be held liable for professional negligence. Some cases of food poisoning or salmonella may incapacitate a person for a week or more, leading to lost wages and other financial costs, in addition to suffering.
Food poisoning symptoms include:
- Abdominal cramps
Food poisoning can be mild, but also can become severe and require medical attention. Contact a medical professional if your food poisoning is accompanied by any of the following:
- High fever (temperature over 101.5 degrees)
- Prolonged vomiting that prevents keeping liquids down.
- Dehydration (signs include a decrease in urination, dry mouth or throat, and feeling dizzy when standing up)
- Diarrheal illness that lasts more than three days
It is important to act quickly
Due to its nature, the evidence of food poisoning can quickly degrade. Do you best to preserve any documentation or materials that can support your case. Try to preserve the following evidence:
- Emergency room records
- Samples or remaining portion of suspected food
- Receipt for food purchase showing date
Food poisoning injuries could change your life, but you still have your rights. Call Joe today.
Food poisoning or salmonella may result in lost time from work and pain and suffering. You didn't ask for this to happen. In more than 40 years of practicing personal injury law, we have emerged as a law firm with an unyielding dedication to our clients in a caring, honest, and ethical way, all the time remaining sensitive and attentive to the special personal needs of each individual.