Damages in a Food Poisoning Claim

The types of compensation recoverable will depend on the extent and severity of the illness. Medical bills usually fall under recoverable compensation. This may include hospitalization if the illness was serious. Receipts and medical statements will help prove these damages.

The amount of time you missed from work could also affect recoverable damages. It might have been a few weeks or even longer if there were serious complications. Other forms of compensation—such as pain and suffering, mental anguish and other losses—are more difficult to prove. An attorney can help determine the value of noneconomic damages.

Keep in mind that if you suffered very minor to no damages – such as if you had an upset stomach for a few hours – you may not have a valid food poisoning claim. It’s important to seek legal advice if the illness was serious and caused significant damages. If you’re in the Atlanta area, call Jason R. Schultz at 404-474-0804 to set up a consultation.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.