Food Poisoning & Foodborne Illnesses
Have You Experienced Food Poisoning in Philadelphia?
Foodborne illness, commonly referred to as food poisoning, occurs when
a person consumes food that is contaminated with bacteria, parasites,
viruses or other agents of disease. Food may become contaminated in different
situations, due to harmful chemicals and pesticides as well as a result
of improper food processing, storage or handling. When food is contaminated
in this way, it puts your health and possibly even your life at risk.
If you or someone you know has suffered from food poisoning because of
the food provider's negligence, it is important that you talk to a
Philadelphia personal injury attorney about your rights.
Symptoms of Foodborne Illness
There are various symptoms that may indicate foodborne illness, and it
is important to understand these and how they may indicate that you have
been the victim of food poisoning. Headache, fever, muscle pain, stomach
cramps, vomiting and diarrhea are all symptoms of foodborne illness. If
you or someone you know is experiencing these, it is important to seek
medical attention immediately. It's important to diagnose and treat
these symptoms early.
In addition to seeking medical care, we highly recommend that you talk
to a lawyer. By keeping detailed records of medical records and by involving
an attorney early in the process, you can work on resolving your claim
and getting the money you need for medical care, lost wages from missed
work, and possibly more.
Seeking Compensation for Food Poisoning in Philadelphia
A skilled personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy,
Jr can assess your situation and help determine what rights you have to
take legal action against the restaurant, store, or other party responsible
for your illness, injury or loss. We can help you file a comprehensive
personal injury claim against the liable party. You may be able to recover financial damages
that will provide for your medical care, future medical bills and lost earnings.
Contact an attorney from the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. today for a
free evaluation of your case!