Norovirus Food Poisoning

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Did You Suffer From the Norovirus? Our Attorneys Can Help Protect Your Legal Rights

Many people don't know about the norovirus. They don't know that it's a highly contagious stomach bug, or that it's the leading cause of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. But if you came down with the norovirus, you know all about the vomiting and stomach pain, fever, and diarrhea. You may have suffered from severe inflammation of the stomach or intestines – and you may have ended up in the hospital.

If you suffered from norovirus food poisoning, contact our Pennsylvania law firm today. At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we've helped victims of foodborne illnesses for over 35 years – our experienced attorneys are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Norovirus Food Poisoning - Causes and Symptoms

Norovirus is found in the stool and vomit of infected people. Because of the highly contagious nature of the norovirus, you can become infected by:

  • Eating food or drinking liquids that are contaminated with norovirus
  • Touching surfaces or objects that are contaminated with norovirus
  • Direct contact with an infected individual; for example, sharing food, drinks, or eating utensils with someone who has the norovirus

People with norovirus are contagious for 3 to 14 days after recovery. Most people who come in contact with norovirus will become ill 12-48 hours after ingesting the virus. Symptoms of norovirus can include:

  • Acute gastroenteritis, or inflammation of the stomach and intestines
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting and stomach pain
  • Fever, tiredness, headache, and muscle aches are also common

Most people recover within a day or two of becoming ill. However, young children, older adults, and those with other illness may remain sick longer due to dehydration. Those with acute gastroenteritis could end up in the hospital – especially when experiencing severe symptoms of norovirus. It's important to wash your hands frequently with antibacterial soap to protect yourself from the norovirus, as well as follow these food safety tips.

What Should I Do if I've Been Sickened by Norovirus?

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above and think you have been infected with norovirus, see a doctor or go the emergency room, depending on the severity of your symptoms. Ask for a test to confirm the presence of norovirus – this will help prove your food poisoning case.

Here is a list of norovirus dos and don'ts:

  • Don't prepare food while ill.
  • Do practice proper hand hygiene.
  • Do follow these food safety tips to help prevent food poisoning.
  • Do clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces.
  • Do keep the container of the food you think is contaminated.
  • Do keep the purchase receipt and the UPC code included on the packaging, or the restaurant receipt.

Our Experienced Attorneys Can Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve

If you, or someone you love, became seriously ill with the norovirus, you may have had to miss work. If you saw a doctor or ended up in the hospital, you may have medical bills. Because it's highly contagious, your entire family may have suffered – both physically and financially.

You may have a case, and you may deserve compensation. At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we're here to answer your questions and explain your legal rights. If you have a food poisoning case and choose one of our lawyers to represent you, we handle every aspect of your case from start to finish. We gather evidence, put to work over 35 years of experience and resources, answer your questions, and treat you with the high standard of client care you deserve.

And remember, there's never a fee unless we get money for you. We guarantee it.

Get a Free Legal Consultation of Your Food Poisoning Claim Today

If you were sickened by the norovirus, or you suffered from another type of food poisoning, contact Edgar Snyder & Associates today. Evidence disappears quickly – especially with food poisoning cases – and there's no time to waste.

Call 412-394-1000, or fill out the form at the top right of this webpage for a free legal consultation, with no obligation to use our services. Or, you can use our convenient "click-to-call" service. It's free and simple, so contact us now to protect your legal rights.