Virginia Food Poisoning Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered from food poisoning from a food or drink that was purchased in Tysons, a good Tysons, VA food poisoning lawyer may be able to help to hold the business that sold you the food or drink that made you sick, liable for their wrongdoings. It does not matter what kind of food it was or the kind of place that sold it to you, businesses have an obligation to keep the public safe from harmful products. Whether it was food purchased in a Tysons grocery store, restaurant, fast food place, a liquor store, a cafe, a convenience store, a food truck, or even from a street vendor, a good food poisoning lawyer who is the licensed to protect people throughout Commonwealth of VA, may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.
The term food poisoning is the colloquial term for what the medical community commonly refers to as foodborne illness or foodborne disease. It is any illness resulting from the spoilage of contaminated food. These illnesses are commonly caused by pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and parasites that contaminate food. The terms also encompass illnesses resulting from toxins such as poisonous mushrooms, various species of beans when they have not been boiled properly, fiddle ferns that have not been boiled twice with the water thrown out each time, etc.
There are many different symptoms of food poisoning that can cause anywhere from mild to serious illness, and in extreme cases, even death. These symptoms vary depending on the cause and will take varying amounts of time, anywhere from immediately to a few hours or even a few days, to manifest into illness. Common symptoms of food poisoning include but are not limited to:
- Sweating and/or chills
- Joint and/or back and/or body aches
The above and less common symptoms typically last one to seven days. It is important to seek medical attention if your symptoms are serious and in case you have to file a food poisoning personal injury claim.
Food Poisoning Lawyer
If you have suffered from any of the above, you may have or have had food poisoning even if you do not remember eating anything suspicious. Because the symptoms of food poisoning can show up days after eating or drinking something that was contaminated, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a Tysons, VA food poisoning lawyer as soon as you can. A lawyer who is experienced with successfully defending the rights of food poisoning victims in Tysons and other parts of VA may be able to help you determine whether or not you have a food poisoning injury claim that is worth moving forward with.