If you’re at a restaurant and you receive tainted food, no matter how hard the management asks for it, DO NOT GIVE IT BACK! Keep the food with you at all times and take it home and freeze it.

If you’ve ever experienced the effects of food poisoning, you have my sympathy! There is nothing worse than that sick feeling you get after you’ve eaten some bad clams, undercooked ribs or old sushi or fish.

Food Poisoning is No Joke!

Food-borne illnesses can be much more serious than an upset stomach, however. In addition to frequent vomiting or diarrhea, you could get a high fever, terrible cramps, or in the worst-case scenario, contaminated food can cause severe illnesses such as hepatitis or other life-threatening diseases, which can lead to organ failure or even death.

Some common food-borne illnesses include salmonella, norovirus, staph infections, botulism, listeria, and E. coli. In addition, sushi and other meat or fish can also carry harmful bacteria, parasites and toxins such as Bacillus cereus or anisakiasis, which can be extremely dangerous

Who is Most at Risk from Food Poisoning?

Anyone can get food poisoning, but older adults, young children, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk from food-borne illnesses.

If you get food poisoning from eating or purchasing food at a restaurant, hotel, grocery store or another commercial establishment, you have a right to seek justice and receive compensation for your injuries from that business.

Important Tips if You Are the Victim of Food Poisoning

Food poisoning cases can be difficult to prove in many cases because the product is no longer available after you’ve eaten it.

If you’re still in possession of the tainted food, freeze it immediately! If there is something in your food (like a roach or a foreign object), take a photo and video of it immediately (while you’re still at the restaurant or as soon as you notice it).

And if you’re at a restaurant, no matter how hard the management asks for it, DO NOT GIVE IT BACK! Keep the food with you at all times and take it home and freeze it.

It’s also hard to identify who the responsible party is for the contamination (was it the restaurant or the supplier?). Make note of the restaurant, the owner or manager’s name and phone number, and then contact an experienced premises liability/personal injury attorney, such as the personal injury attorneys at RTRLAW, for further advice. It’s essential that you work with a qualified attorney who not only can advise you on the proper procedures to follow but can help you receive the maximum compensation possible for your liability claim.

Consult RTRLAW’s Premises Liability Attorneys for Assistance

RTRLAW’s knowledgeable, qualified food poison injury lawyers represent clients who get sick from food poisoning due to unsafe or unsanitary conditions or eating contaminated food or beverages at a restaurant, store, hotel, club, or commercial establishment.

Since our founding in 1988, RTRLAW has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients who were harmed due to the negligence of a person, product, or business.

These recoveries helped provide compensation to our clients for medical bills and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages, such as a reduced quality of life.

RTRLAW Can Help You With Your Food Poisoning Case

If you think you have food poisoning right now, seek medical treatment immediately. Then give RTRLAW a call afterward at 1-833-HIRE-RTR.

Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to discuss your case and provide a no-obligation case review. You can meet with a premises liability attorney at one of our seven offices throughout Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Kissimmee, Lake Worth, or by appointment at our Miami, Jacksonville or Dallas office.

Meet In Person or Online

We can meet you where it’s most convenient for you – at your home, place of business, at the hospital or even via phone or video conference. And our attorneys can send all sign-up documents to you electronically for your signature either on your phone or computer.

Plus, you’ll pay nothing upfront! RTRLAW doesn’t get paid unless and until we win your case, and we fight hard to win.

If you’ve had a serious case of food poisoning, you need to contact us today for a no-obligation case review, chat with us right now, or call 1-833-HIRE-RTR (833-447-3787) for immediate assistance.