The Michigan food poisoning lawyers at our firm frequently handle cases involving clients who have contracted Salmonella food poisoning. These cases frequently involve people who have become ill after eating food that was prepared in unsanitary restaurants, day-care centers, nursing homes, camps, or under any other unsanitary conditions.
Salmonella Food Poisoning Facts
Salmonella food poisoning occurs when the small intestine becomes infected with bacteria that contaminates unsanitary food and water. Common Salmonella food poisoning causes include:
- Eating improperly stored food, especially meat, eggs, and poultry that have not been refrigerated
- Associating with family members or friends who have been infected
- Eating food from a day-care center, nursing home, camp, or restaurant that has been contaminated with salmonella
- Keeping an iguana, turtle, snake, lizard, or other reptile as a pet
Salmonella food poisoning symptoms include:
- Cramps or abdominal pain
- Muscle pain
Symptoms generally last for about 2 - 5 days and most people recover without medical treatment. It is important to realize, however, that a significant number of people face Salmonella food poisoning with weakened immune systems, and this may cause complications in the healing process. Also, prolonged diarrhea and vomiting risk causing severe dehydration, which can be a very serious health threat, especially for young children, the elderly, and people who are or recently have been sick. Anyone who may be suffering from Salmonella food poisoning should drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and should seek medical attention immediately.
Reporting your illness directly to your health department helps to identify outbreaks and prevent others from becoming sick. Persons suffering illness from food poisoning can also pursue their legal rights against the restauarant or seller of food.
Statute of Limitations For Michigan Salmonella Food Poisoning Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for Michigan Salmonella 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.
Michigan Salmonella Food Poisoning Lawyer No Fee Promise
Our Michigan Salmonella 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 Food Poisoning Lawyers
Individuals who have suffered injuries due to 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.