Food Poisoning & Foodborne Illnesses
Philadelphia Injury Lawyer
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 in the Philadelphia County area, it is important that you talk to a Philadelphia personal injury attorney about your rights.
A skilled personal injury attorney 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. With the help of a lawyer in filing a personal injury claim, you may be able to recover financial damages that will provide for your medical care, future medical bills and lost earnings.
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. Contact an attorney from the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. today for a free evaluation of your case!