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Answers to Food Poisoning Questions

FAQ About Food Poisoning

San Jose Attorneys Representing Victims of Food Poisoning

Foodborne illnesses are incredibly common, but that does not diminish the fact that the symptoms associated with consuming contaminated food can be painful and, in some cases, fatal. If you suspect that a careless restauranteur was to blame for your bout of food poisoning, the San Jose food poisoning attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP are dedicated to holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.

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Take a moment to equip yourself with some critical knowledge to protect not only your rights, but your health as well.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about food poisoning and answers to shed some clarity:

  • Could food poisoning be caused by food from a restaurant I dined at a week ago? In short, yes, it can. Food poisoning symptoms do not always immediately arise, so it is entirely possible for your symptoms to be caused by a meal you had a week ago rather than something more recent.
  • Is eating restaurant food more high-risk than cooking at home? Given that you have more control when you prepare food at home, assuming you practice safe food handling habits, you are less likely to contract a foodborne illness at home than in a restaurant.
  • Can those who suffer from food poisoning sue? Theoretically, anyone who suffers from an incident of food poisoning can sue those who are responsible for the illness, including the restaurant that serves the dish or the food company or store that sold the contaminated products. A personal injury lawsuit or product liability lawsuit might be able to recover compensation for any medical expenses or lost income associated with your illness.
  • How can I find out if a restaurant has a history of serving contaminated food? Restaurants are regularly subject to inspections, which are conducted by environmental health practitioners from local health departments. The results of these routine inspections can be found on your local health department’s website, or by directly contacting the department.
  • How long does food poisoning last? It depends on the type of foodborne illness you have as well as your personal biology. Symptoms can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks. If you know what type of pathogen you acquired, you will be able to look up the duration of your specific illness.
  • Is it a health hazard to eat vegetables such as tomatoes or spinach raw? Whenever you consume raw foods, there is a slight risk of contamination. However, you can reduce this risk by thoroughly washing foods before you eat them.
  • Is it safe to cook raw meat and vegetables together at the same time? As long as everything has been fully cooked prior to eating, this is a safe method of cooking.

San Jose Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Food Poisoning Victims

At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our skilled San Jose personal injury attorneys will work to hold all negligent parties accountable if you suffered from food poisoning due to negligent actions that ultimately affected your well-being. We will fight to recover compensation on your behalf to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses associated with your illness.

Contact our firm today at (800) 900-0863 to schedule a free case review.

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