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Hilton Head Food Poisoning Attorney Information
Food poisoning can be a grave predicament and can affect one person or a group of people who ate the same contaminated food.  Food contamination can occur when food is mishandled, from improper preparation techniques, or from inadequate food storage.  Contact between food and pests, especially rodents, cockroaches, or flies, are another common source of food contamination.

Symptoms of Food Poisoning
Doctors may determine bacterial causes of diarrhea by asking a laboratory to culture a sample of stool from person who believes they have food poisoning. Emergency medical treatment is recommended if an individual experiences any of the following:

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Experiencing any signs of dehydration (lightheaded, dizziness, excessive thirst, or feeling faint)
  • Racing pulse or pounding heart
  • Excessive weakness or partial paralysis

What Causes Food Poisoning?
Food poisoning transpires when a person consumes food contaminated by a poisoning agent including toxins, bacteria, viruses, or parasites.  More than 250 known agents encompass the ability to trigger food poisoning.  The most common varieties of food-born bacteria consist of:

  • E.Coli
  • Listeria
  • Salmonella
  • Headaches
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Campylobacter
  • Shigella

Bacteria require time to multiply therefore the symptoms for bacterial food poisonings may not be noticeable for 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food.  Contact between food and pests, especially rodents, cockroaches, or flies, are another common source of food contamination.

Consider hiring an attorney

It may be a hard decision to hire an attorney, however individuals who have been inflicted with food poisoning necessitate a person with experience fighting for their rights.   Medical complications due to food poisoning can result in thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages and going up against a corporation or insurance company with professional legal resources should be left to a professional.  Food poisoning is a matter of liability and negligence.                               

Dedicated to the Client
Food poisoning cases are a highly technical and specialized field.  The attorneys at Kiker Law Firm have extensive experience in food poisoning cases.  We understand what you're up against and also know that many injuries do not appear serious at first but that they may, in fact, plague someone for life. Our staff can aggressively pursue full compensation for all your injuries – including present and future.

We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case. Simply complete a free consultation form online or call us at 843-842-7200. We'd be happy to meet with you and help you make an informed decision regarding your accident and injury claim.




Kiker Law Firm
2 Corpus Christie Place
(Professional Building ~ Suite 200)
Hilton Head Island

(843) 842-7300

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5303
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938