The Dangers of Food Poisoning

The next time that you have an upset stomach and diarrhea, chances are good that you are suffering from food poisoning rather than a viral stomach bug. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that there are 76 million cases of food poisoning each year, claiming about 5,000 lives annually. One reason for the prevalence of food poisoning is that it can be related to a virus, bacteria, or even a parasite.

To keep food safe from contamination, it must be properly grown, handled, and processed. Thus, you are in danger of coming into contact with toxic food in a grocery store as well as at a restaurant. However, both types of establishments should take your wellbeing as seriously as you do, and provide you with the safe, uncontaminated food that you deserve. If you have suffered from food poisoning, you should contact a Detroit product liability lawyer from Ravid & Associates, P.C., today at 866-644-6587 to discuss your case.

Types of Food Poisoning

Food poisoning can come in several different forms. Some types of food poisoning include:

  • Norovirus
  • Rotavirus
  • Hepatitis A
  • Giardia
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Botulism
  • Shigella
  • E. coli
  • Salmonella
  • Campylobacter

Symptoms of Food Poisoning

The most common signs of food poisoning include abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, some types of food toxins, such as the botulism bacteria, can cause muscle weakness and respiratory distress. Others, like E. coli, can cause kidney failure and even death.

Contact Us

Grocery stores and restaurants should only provide you with safe food. If you have been harmed by a toxic food product, you should contact a Detroit product liability attorney from Ravid & Associates, P.C., at (866) 644-6587 today to discuss potential financial compensation for your injury and related expenses.