Types of Food Poisoning in Kansas City, Missouri
Each year in the U.S. hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized due to food poisoning; unfortunately, more than 5,000 die from consuming tainted or mishandled food. There are several types of food poisoning including:
- Escherichia coli (E. coli)
- Mercury poisoning
- Hepatitis A
In most cases, those who are victims experience abdominal pain, nausea, cramping, diarrhea, vomiting, or even fever, dehydration, or fatigue/weakness. The symptoms are those we usually associate with a "stomach virus," however it can become a very serious and even life-threatening situation for those with compromised or weak immune systems.
Common Causes of Food Poisoning | O'Connor Law Firm
Many people wonder how food poisoning is transferred, or where it originates. There are several ways this can happen, including:
- Inadequate cleaning of equipment/utensils used to prepare food
- Failure to thoroughly wash hands following a restroom visit
- Contamination of water in irrigation of the food or produce
- Food remains at room temperature for too long
- Spread of communicable disease during food preparation
- Contamination of food at any point in the process of growing, harvesting, processing, shipping,
- preparing, or even storage
- Failure to properly clean surfaces where foods are prepared
Cross contamination through utensils (for example, using the same knife to cut up a raw chicken to chop salad ingredients without washing the knife)
If you suspect food poisoning, see a doctor immediately. It is also recommended you keep documentation concerning your medical condition, and what your healthcare provider suspects may have caused it. Speak with a skilled Kansas City food poisoning attorney for legal guidance and representation once you have sought medical attention.
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If it can be proven you were a victim, you may be eligible for compensation of costs related to your illness. These costs may include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, out-of-pocket expenses, and more. In the event a loved one has died because of food poisoning, you may want to consider a wrongful death claim. Take action immediately; contact The O'Connor Law Firm now for a free consultation at 816-842-1111.