Food poisoning is unfortunately all too prevalent. One needs only look at popular restaurant chains in the news each day in San Diego County to see that food poisoning has the potential to not only shut down businesses, but to cause mild illness in best cases, severe illness in many cases, and in worst cases food poisoning kills innocent victims.
According to the (CDC), the most common foodborne illnesses are caused by Norovirus and by the bacteria Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens and Campylobacter. Diseases from contaminated food can include: viruses, bacteria, microbes, parasites, toxins, metals and prions.
Symptoms from diseases resulting from food poisoning in North San Diego County may present:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Kidney problems
- Liver issues
- Nervous issues
- Respiratory problems
- Weight loss
These symptoms can develop rapidly, within 30 minutes, or worsen over days to weeks. If you have suffered from food poisoning after dining in a San Diego restaurant, or after having purchased food in North San Diego County which you believe to have been contaminated, when you purchased it, contact us at 619-564-4455. We are North County Personal Injury Attorneys with a proven record of success in helping those who suffer from a serious injury, to receive the necessary medical attention, care and treatment you need, in addition to compensation for future care you may require.
FAQ's About Food Poisoning
Q: How do I know if I've been a victim of food poisoning in North County?
A: Symptoms from diseases resulting from food poisoning in North County San Diego include, diarrhea, flu-like symptoms, gastroenteritis, kidney dysfunction, liver problems, nervous system problems, breathing/respiratory difficulty, nausea and stomach pain, vomiting, and weight loss, to name a few.
Q: Isn't heating food supposed to kill bacteria?
A: Yes, and no. When food is heated to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F, this is enough to kill parasites, viruses and most bacteria. Unfortunately, there are some types of bacteria that can be killed only after boiling.