Food Poisoning In Michigan Nursing Homes
Our Michigan nursing home injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle cases involving food poisoning illness injuries and deaths in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Food poisoning, also known as food borne illnesses, occurs when you consume contaminated food or beverages. Food poisoning illness is especially dangerous in cases involving the elderly because they typically do not have strong immune systems. As you get older, your immune systems does not respond as quickly and as effectively to infectious organisms as when you were younger . In addition, many nursing home residents already have weakened immune systems due to age, illness, and disease. A resident who suffers injuries or death from food poisoning illness does have legal rights under Michigan law.
The most commonly recognized food poisoning cases against Michigan nursing homes are those caused by bacteria Camplyobacter, Salmonella, E. Coli, Botulism, and by a group of viruses called calicivirus, also known as the Norwalk and Norwalk-like viruses. Some of the most common types of food poisoning illness include:
- Watery diarrhea
- Abdominal pain
- Stomach cramps
- Loss of appetite
Symptoms of food poisoning illness can occur just hours after eating contaminated food or days later. Illness usually lasts from 1 – 10 days.
Nursing home residents rely completely on nursing home staff to provide safe and nutritious food. When nursing homes fail to take adequate precautions, serious consequences, such as food poisoning illness can occur. Nursing home patients who suffers from food poisoning illness due to the neglect and abuse of the Michigan nursing home, do have legal rights.
Our experienced nursing home neglect lawyers represent residents and their families in lawsuits involving food poisoning illness. These lawsuits seek compensation for the resident and the family for the injuries suffered. They also serve to prevent such tragedy from happening to another resident in the future. When a resident dies due to food poisoning illness, we file a Michigan Wrongful Death lawsuit on behalf of the surviving family members.
It is important to contact an experienced nursing home lawyer immediately to learn your legal rights after suffering injuries related to food poisoning illness in a nursing home. Our team of top-rated nursing home neglect lawyers specialize in these types of cases and have a track record of obtaining sizable settlements for their injured clients. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 for a free legal consultation or submit the Get Help Now contact form to the right and an attorney will be in contact with you shortly. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are no legal fees or costs until you win a settlement. Call now!
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