Food poisoning cases can be difficult to prove, especially if the only proof of such poisoning is the symptoms suffered by a patient. Because these symptoms can surface days after the food was eaten, it is rare that a sufferer still has a sample of the food available. Additionally, most cases of food poisoning resolve themselves within two days, and as such the damages are usually limited and courts may be reluctant to issue punitive damages.
However, if you are suffering from food poisoning, you may be entitled to compensation to make up for lost time at work, medical expenses, and your pain and suffering. It is important to recognize the symptoms of food poisoning swiftly so that you can contact a food poisoning lawyer who can determine whether or not you have a valid case.
Symptoms of food poisoning can vary, depending on the type and severity. Parasitic infestations tend to produce stomach and intestinal symptoms, along with muscle pain or weakness. Viral infections may also produce stomach issues such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Some of the more dangerous food contaminations are the result of nerve toxins, such as botulism. These symptoms can include vision problems such as blurry or double vision, muscle weakness, and difficulty in swallowing. These can be deadly if left untreated, so if you experience them, it is important to contact a medical doctor as soon as possible.
If you believe you are suffering the symptoms of food poisoning, contact a medical doctor, along with the Indianapolis personal injury attorney, Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633.