Our specialist injury lawyers deal with e-coli claims on a no win no fee basis. Find out whether your claim has good chances to succeed and the possible level of compensation with a free assessment.
Claims for E-coli poisoning
E-coli is the most common form of bacterial food poisoning illness. If you have suffered from e-coli poisoning and believe this was due to poor food hygiene, you could make a no win no fee compensation claim with us.
E-coli poisoning is more common in hot countries where poor food hygiene can mean bacteria multiply more rapidly. We can also help if you contracted e-coli in the UK (on a UK holiday or by visiting a hotel or restaurant) or abroad, on a package holiday, cruise or any other type of holiday
What are the symptoms of E-Coli?
Symptoms include severe stomach cramps, vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea (often with blood), dehydration, abdominal pains and generally fever.
Symptoms of e-coli will typically continue for more than a week and it the illness can lead to other medical complications, especially with the elderly. A small number of people with E. coli O157 infection go on to develop a serious condition called haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS). This can sometimes lead to kidney failure and death, although this is rare. The risk of HUS is highest in children aged under five years.
Identifying e-coli is typically done by a lab test, which means a sample needs to be obtained whilst you are unwell and sent for analysis.
What evidence is needed?
As with other types of illness generally caused by food and poor hygiene, it’s really important to obtain evidence as soon as possible, especially if abroad. In addition to finding out if other people have also contracted e-coli, witness statements will be needed, medical evidence and often food safety processes, track record and other aspects of the kitchens where the food was prepared and handled will need to be obtained.
Other vital evidence will be needed for the injuries and loss you have suffered such as medical diagnosis, receipts for expenses and any ongoing financial losses you sustain such as loss of earnings.