Articles Posted in Food Poisoning

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.

Injuries and accidents occur every day, everywhere, and usually when and where you least expect them.

And now, there’s reason to be concerned about eating lunch – specifically if it’s a tuna fish sandwich. If you live in or near Boston, consuming tuna fish that is contaminated can lead to a Boston food poisoning injury, and that can lead to all kinds of terrible complications. If you’ve ever contracted food poisoning previously, you know that it is a horrible sickness. If that happens to you in the future, you should consult with a Boston food poisoning lawyer. Symptoms of food poisoning can range from vomiting, to fever and dizziness. The most common food poisoning in the USA results from botulism, campylobacter, E. coli O157:H7, salmonella, shigella, and listeria. And if you’ve ever taken a cruise, you know all too well that you have to be on the lookout for other causes of food poisoning such as Norwalk virus. In extreme cases of food poisoning – such as if you contact botulism or E. coli — food poisoning can be fatal.

Think it can’t happen to you? Think again. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that annually, about 1 in 6 Americans (roughly 48 million people) get sick from foodborne diseases, 128,000 become sick enough to need hospitalization, and 3,000 die.