The Michigan food poisoning lawyers at our firm frequently handle cases involving clients who have contracted Norovirus food poisoning. These cases usually involve clients who have become ill after eating at a Norovirus contaminated restaurant or after an outbreak has occurred at day-care centers or nursing homes. Norovirus is most commonly recognized as a short-term "stomach flu."
Norovirus Food Poisoning Facts
Common Norovirus symptoms include:
- Stomach cramping
- Muscle ache
These symptoms are usually most pronounced in young children, the elderly, and persons with immune systems that have already been weakened from other diseases.
Norovirus infections are caused by groups of viruses formerly known as Norwalk-like viruses and caliciviruses. The natural environment for Norovirus is the human intestine, but like any virus it can live for a several days outside of a human host. It is commonly found in human feces, vomit, and syliva.
Common Causes of Norovirus include:
- Eating food or drinking liquid that has been contaminated with Norovirus
- Touching contaminated surfaces and placing one's hand in one's mouth
- Having direct contact with an infected person, such as by providing care for a sick child or by sharing forks, spoons, and knives.
Recovery Process of Norovirus Infection
Norovirus infections are generally not severe and in most cases clear up after 1 - 3 days, it is important to note that Norovirus is highly contagious. Infected people can remain contagious for up to two full weeks after their symptoms disappear. In addition, although many cases require no more than a few days in bed, persistent vomiting and diarrhea can cause dehydration, which itself can present a very serious health threat, again especially to young children, the elderly, and people with already-weakened immune systems. Anyone who may be infected with Norovirus should drink plenty of fluids and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Reporting your illness directly to your health department allows your health department to identify outbreaks and prevent others from becoming sick. Persons suffering illness from food poisoning can also pursue their legal rights against the restaurant or seller of food.
Statute of Limitations For Michigan Norovirus Food Poisoning Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for Michigan Norovirus food poisoning cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within three years of the date of the poisoning. It is important that you hire a food poisoning lawyer as soon as possible so that your claim is not destroyed due to a missed deadline.
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Our Michigan Norovirus food poisoning lawyers will represent you in your case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Michigan Norovirus Food Poisoning Lawyers
Individuals who have suffered injuries due to Norovirus food poisoning should contact the Michigan food poisoning lawyers of Buckfire and Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our attorneys about your case and learn your legal rights.