Filing a Food Poisoning Lawsuit in Arizona Is An Option If Your Injury Is Serious

When we eat at a restaurant or take-out establishment we expect that we will get high quality food.  Sometimes, however, this is not the case. Food poisoning can cause serious sickness and even death. Those who are impacted by foodborne illnesses may want to consider filing a food poisoning lawsuit in Arizona.

Food Poisoning Can Be Serious

There are a number of different types of illnesses that can be passed to humans through food. Most people ingest various bacteria through food each day without incident. Sometimes the bacteria cause sickness when our body is not able to fight off the attack. Young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to sickness through tainted food than others.

Illnesses can be caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, or chemicals. The failure of employees to maintain proper hygiene can contribute to the spread of some illnesses. Other illnesses can be caused by food that was stored or cooked at the improper temperatures.

Learn the Symptoms of Food Poisoning

Illnesses caused by food can cause a variety of different symptoms. The most common symptoms of food poisoning include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Headaches or Body Aches
  • Fever / Chills
  • Weakness or Fatigue
  • Dehydration

Find Out What Caused Your Illness

One of the most difficult things about becoming sickened from food is that it can be hard to determine exactly where or how the illness was acquired. Your doctor can run tests to find out the exact type of illness that you have. Consider the places where you ate and the menu items that you chose over the past several days.

Remember that some illnesses can take more than a few days to incubate. Contact the restaurant to report the illness and learn whether other diners were also affected. It may also be necessary to contact the health department. They keep track of food poisoning cases and will ensure that the restaurant poses no further threat to patrons.

Seek Legal Assistance to File a Lawsuit

If your injury was serious and you have medical bills or were unable to work because of your sickness you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the experienced legal team at Udall Shumway PLC to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.

This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you or someone you know wishes to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney regarding Filing a Food Poisoning Lawsuit in Arizona, or other personal injury matters, call480.461.5300. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.