If you have ever been a victim of food poisoning, it’s not fun. Food poisoning can occur after eating food or drinking water that has bacteria, parasites, viruses or toxins made by these germs. Most cases of food poisoning are from common bacteria such as Staphylococcus or E. coli.
It’s easy to get food poisoning after eating at a restaurant where the workers don’t practice proper hygiene. Food poisoning symptoms usually occur 2-6 hours after eating tainted food. Here are some signs of food poisoning to look out for:
- Abdominal cramps
- Fever and chills
A more severe, but very rare type of bacterial food poisoning is called botulism. If you experience these symptoms below, you should get medical care immediately since botulism is a life-threatening illness:
- Partial loss of speech or vision
- Muscle weakness
- Difficulty swallowing
- Dry mouth
- Muscle paralysis from the head down through the body
Food poisoning can occur when restaurant workers don’t clean their equipment or wash their hands properly, undercook food or don’t store foods at correct temperatures. If you or a loved one has suffered food poisoning due to the negligence of a restaurant, you deserve compensation. Contact the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson today and set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.