Foodborne illness is caused by contaminated food or beverages. Some instances of foodborne illness-also referred to as food poisoning-last only a few days, while others can cause serious complications that last for weeks and result in life-threatening injuries. It is crucial to seek medical help as soon as possible if you are experiencing severe foodborne illness symptoms.
Common Symptoms of Foodborne Illness
Symptoms of food poisoning have sudden onset and often include:
- Vomiting and Diarrhea: To purge the virus, bacteria, or other pathogen that caused the illness from the body, many people experience vomiting and diarrhea.
- Nausea: The toxins produced by infectious pathogens in food can cause severe nausea that lasts for several days.
- Fever: High fever often results when the body increases its core temperature to fight off the infection.
These symptoms can be debilitating and may cause you to miss work for days or even weeks. You may even need to see your doctor and get medication to get better. If you suffered from a foodborne illness caused by negligent food preparation, handling, or storage, let our law firm help get you the money you deserve for your lost wages and medical bills.