When you’re sitting down to enjoy your favorite meal, the last thing you want to worry about is the possibility of getting food poisoning. Unfortunately, however, food poisoning outbreaks are becoming more and more common in Oklahoma and all around the country. If you or someone you love has been severely sickened by food poisoning in the state of Oklahoma, you may qualify to participate in an Oklahoma Food Poisoning Lawsuit.
Free Food Poisoning Lawyer Evaluation: If you or a loved one has suffered from food poisoning in Oklahoma, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What should I do if I think the food I ate at a restaurant made me sick?
First, if you ate somewhere and then got sick immediately afterward, in all likelihood your illness was not caused by that restaurant. Every foodborne pathogen has a different incubation period before the patient begins to notice symptoms – most are at least 12-24 hours, with some being days or even weeks after contaminated food is ingested. This is why it is important to go back and look at exposure history. Once you become sick, the first thing you should do is make an appointment with your doctor to determine the source of your illness. If your sickness was caused by eating at a restaurant, chances are other patrons of that establishment are sick as well. Next, your doctor will attempt to determine which pathogen you are sick with. This can only be accomplished by getting a blood and/or stool sample tested for pathogens.
What if the restaurant tries to deny my claim?
The Oklahoma Food Poisoning Lawsuits Schmidt & Clark, LLP, accepts are almost always instances where there is little doubt about what the client was sickened from. This is because they are almost always part of an outbreak where many people are stricken with a particular illness. In restaurant settings, food poisoning outbreaks are often caused by tainted products coming in, so contamination in these cases likely comes from an upstream supplier.
Should I Save Any Evidence?
In most cases of food poisoning, there will be little if any evidence to save. Food is notoriously hard to test for pathogens, and even if it is in there, it’s extremely hard to culture out. The most important things to save if you believe you’ve developed food poisoning at a restaurant is a receipt or credit card statement showing when you ate there. These are not necessary to prove the claim, but they help.
Do I Need a Food Poisoning Lawyer?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in food poisoning lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new food poisoning lawsuits in Oklahoma and all 50 states.
Free Food Poisoning Lawyer Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has suffered from food poisoning in Oklahoma, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.