It’s almost the end of summer, and I wanted to write a blog post about what happens all too often to summer travelers who head to warm-weather beach destinations, whether it’s to Cape Cod, or elsewhere.
Let me set the scene: It’s a beautiful summer day, and you spend it at the beach, swimming, sunning, and body-surfing in the waves. At the end of the day, you visit a little clam shack, prepared to have a delicious seafood dinner. Forget the fried shrimp — you order the raw oysters on the half-shell. Everything’s going great – until about two hours later when you come down with a severe case of food poisoning.
As a Boston, Massachusetts food poisoning lawyer, I’ve seen too many cases similar to this. What are your legal rights if you come down with food poisoning from a restaurant meal? If you can prove that your food poisoning injury was the result of the food you ate at the restaurant, you can file a lawsuit against the restaurant and also its supplier. I realize that many people simply come down with food poisoning, get through the ordeal, and do nothing about it. But I assure you, you do have rights, and you are entitled to be compensated for your distress and injury.