Going out to dinner and coming home with food poisoning is an experience that we would not wish on anybody. It is unpleasant, the symptoms can persist for days, and on top of all that you probably spent a significant amount of money going to the restaurant in the first place. So we are not surprised when people ask us if they can sue over food poisoning. Sometimes you can, and a Bexar County, Texas personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you do that.

What Are the Symptoms of Food Poisoning?

The symptoms of food poisoning can vary from mild to extremely serious. In most cases you can expect to experience:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • A slight fever
  • An upset stomach
  • Dehydration

Sometimes the symptoms can get even worse though. Food poisoning can result in higher fevers of over 102 degrees, stomach problems that last for days, and severe dehydration. Young children, senior citizens, pregnant women, and people with immune system issues are more likely to suffer the worst symptoms.

When Can I Sue?

If you only end up with a minor stomach ache and some digestive issues, you probably are not going to be able to sue for food poisoning. However, if you or a loved one suffer from more severe symptoms, you may be entitled to damages.

A case of food poisoning can easily result in a hospital stay and missed work. If this describes what happened to you, then you may have valid cause to pursue compensation. A lawyer from our firm can help you fight for compensation that covers:

  • The cost of your medical bills
  • Any missed paychecks
  • Any pain and suffering you experienced as a result of the food poisoning

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help With My Food Poisoning Case?

You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer, but you should know that one can do a lot to help you with your food poisoning case. An attorney from our firm will:

  • Investigate how the food could have made people sick
  • Calculate fair compensation
  • Talk to experts including microbiologists who can help build your case
  • Find others who also got sick from the same food
  • Identify opportunities for a class action lawsuit
  • Communicate with insurance companies, businesses, and any other involved parties for you
  • Build a case that can win in court, if needed
  • Answer any questions that you have about the legal process

Your lawyer is there to advocate for you and fight for the best possible outcome.

Call and Schedule a Consultation

If you think that you have a case and plan to pursue compensation, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can schedule a consultation and tell you more about how we can assist you with your personal injury suit.