Clostridium botulinum, more commonly known as botulism, is a bacterium that is responsible for a serious form of food poisoning. Though it is only found in one of every 400 cases of food poisoning in the United States, it is a severe medical condition. According to recent university studies, botulism causes death in approximately 30% of cases and can be found most prevalently in canned foods. Typical signs that a can is infected are an off-odor or bulging within the can.
If you contracted botulism from a canned good or from a meal served in a restaurant, cafeteria or any other public or private entity, you may be entitled for financial compensation to help you recover from any damages that occurred as a result. If the individual who prepared your food did not prepare it in the correct manner or provided you with an infectious product, you may be able to bring them to a court of law.
For more information regarding food poisoning and your legal rights, contact the experienced Waukesha personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
Common symptoms of botulism include the following:
If injury or death is caused by another party’s negligence, that person or company should be held accountable for their irresponsible actions. To pursue this claim and obtain a favorable result, it would be in your best interest to hire an experienced Waukesha food poisoning lawyer to represent you. That way, you can have a better chance of getting the money you deserve and justice for the wrongdoing that was inflicted upon you.