Food Poisoning Abroad Claims

On holiday we all want to relax and enjoy ourselves. This may mean indulging in local cuisine and trying foreign delicacies, so when you fall ill from suspected food poisoning it’s safe to presume your spoilt food may have ruined much more than just your appetite.

Many factors can cause various types of food poisoning. If food hygiene is poor, contaminated produce or when the food is not prepped and cooked properly. Often food poisoning is preventable, however measures that should be taken are often forgotten.

Food poisoning can become evident in as little as an hour or slowly take hold over a matter of weeks depending on the infection. So just because your symptoms don’t develop until after your holiday photo’s do, it doesn’t mean that the cause wasn’t from abroad.

Symptoms such as diarrhoea, stomach cramps, fever, loss of appetite, headaches, dizziness and vomiting are all symptoms which can incapacitate your average holiday maker. However, while these symptoms are no joke there can be more serious and damaging long term effects. The initial infection can leave you with secondary conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome or reactive arthritis, some can even cause death.

Have you suffered from:

  • E-coli
  • Cholera
  • Ciguatera (fish poisoning)
  • Listeria
  • Staphylococcus
  • Salmonella
  • Shigellosis
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Norovirus
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Giardia lamblia

 

If you are unfortunate enough to be affected by food poisoning whilst holidaying abroad, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim for the pain and suffering you have endured as a result. EAD solicitors specialist accidents abroad department will help you seek the compensation you deserve.

For more information on how to pursue food poisoning abroad claim please  call us today on 0151 735 1000.

 

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