When it comes to food, proper storage, standard preparation techniques and the utmost care must be taken in order to help protect and prevent people from falling victim to food poisoning/food borne illnesses. Unfortunately food poisoning can occur whether you are at a party, at a fancy restaurant, in a local deli, or at someone's home for dinner. For example, when someone cuts raw meat on the same cutting board that they plan on using for fresh vegetables, they are making their dinner guests more susceptible to food borne illness. When a restaurant does not keep their refrigeration system at the proper temperature, food may begin to spoil way before its time.
Food borne illness can be extremely dangerous as they can not only cause temporary health problems such as headaches, fever, stomach cramps, vomiting, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea and more, but in worst case scenarios a food borne illness can result in a wrongful death. In cases where you, and others, are all experiencing the same symptoms after having a meal together, you will most likely have a case for food poisoning. An experienced personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. will be able to review your specific case, advise you of your legal rights and assist you in filing a personal injury claim to help cover the costs of your medical bills, lost earnings and more.
If you or a loved one suspects you have food poisoning or a food borne illness, it is vital that you not only seek medical attention immediately, but that you contact a Philadelphia personal injury attorney at our firm to learn about your rights.