Because so many things affect the safety of your food, such as where it is grown, how it is handled, and how it is prepared, it’s no surprise that food-borne illnesses cause a whopping 76 million sicknesses each year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that this translates to 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths annually.
If a restaurant or grocery store has provided you with tainted food, you should hold it accountable so that your losses are covered and more innocent people are not poisoned. Contact the Champaign product liability lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 328-2828 to discuss the facts of your case.
Symptoms of Food Poisoning
Most bouts of food poisoning are characterized by sudden nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Sadly, you typically must wait for the toxin to leave your system, since there is no specific treatment for food poisoning.
However, if you become too dehydrated from your battle, you may require hospitalization to help you recover. Additionally, some toxins, such as botulism, affect the nervous system and contribute to blurry vision and paralysis that requires professional medical attention.
Causes of Food Poisoning
There are a variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause you to suffer. Some common sources of food poisoning include:
- E. coli
Food poisoning may cause you little more than an irritated stomach, or you may be affected by crippling stomach pains, vomiting, and diarrhea that leaves you severely dehydrated. If you or someone you love has suffered from toxic food, contact an experienced Champaign product liability attorney from Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 328-2828 today.