The idea of bacteria, viruses, and parasites at favorite Virginia restaurants makes many people queasy. Unfortunately, your chances of contracting food poisoning may be greater than you expect. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have identified more than 250 foodborne toxins that can lead a victim to experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, excruciating stomach cramps, and related symptoms.
If you suffered food poisoning, you would sustain significant losses. Medical treatment can be expensive, especially when it comes to fluid replacement, hospitalization, and other care. Plus, you could be out of work and suffer long-term medical consequences. You should discuss your rights with a Virginia personal injury lawyer, and read on for some background information on food-related injury claims.
The CDC data indicates the specific chemical nature of food-related contaminants, but the point in a food poisoning claim is how they caused your injuries. For example, you could get seriously sick because of:
Virginia law protects victims of food poisoning through multiple theories of personal injury liability. Common strategies include:
It is disturbing to learn that negligent misconduct might be behind a food poisoning incident. However, you may find it a relief to know that you could be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, pain, suffering, and other losses. For more information on claims based upon foodborne illnesses, please call Hampton Injury Law PLC to schedule a case evaluation. A Virginia personal injury lawyer can explain your legal rights and remedies.
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