One of the things fundamental aspects of life in the United States is eating out. Whether that means buying some fast food, going to a sit down restaurant, or ordering food to eat at home, millions of people eat out everyday. Fortunately, the food that they eat is usually safe; people do not even think about whether the food that they eat will make them sick or not. Unfortunately, though, there are times when the food that people eat is not safe. When eaten, such food leads to food poisoning.
Food poisoning occurs when people eat food infected with dangerous viruses or bacteria, for example e. coli or salmonella, or contaminated with toxic chemicals. Bacteria or viruses may be present because the food has not been cooked properly. Food may have toxic chemicals because it has not been cleaned properly. When people eat out, they expect food to be safe to eat, and they have a right to expect that. After all, they do pay money.
Food poisoning can have calamitous effects. Although most of the time the symptoms people feel are quick and light, they can be prolonged and more severe. People can develop fevers. They can develop heavy coughing, and they can start vomiting. Diarrhea is also a possible symptom, and it can also be bloody. If this is the case, you should visit a doctor immediately. In the worse case scenario, people can even die.
The exact symptoms that people experience depend on the problem with the food. Foods infected with certain bacteria or viruses will cause certain problems, while foods infected with other bacteria or viruses will lead to other problems. And foods that have toxic chemicals will cause still other problems. Although there is of course overlap of symptoms among contaminants, different contaminants can lead to different symptoms.
Food poisoning can have devastating effects on health and can even very serious spillover effects. For example, people may have to miss work and thus lose income because of food poisoning. If you feel that you have suffered from food poisoning, you may be able to obtain damages. Contact the Waukesha food poisoning lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® at (800) 242-2874.