With Over 20 Years of Experience as a Personal Injury Attorney Jed Dietrich, Esq. is Prepared to Represent Individuals Who Have Contracted Norovirus in Buffalo, New York, and the Greater New York Area.
The fast-food chain Chipotle recently came under scrutiny when two customers sued after contracting norovirus. According to a report from Business Insider, the restaurant in question was the source of an outbreak of norovirus in the area that infected dozens of customers. Stomach flu, also known as viral gastroenteritis, is one of the most common illnesses seen today. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 685 million cases of stomach flu are caused by norovirus annually. The virus is generally regarded to be non-life-threatening; however, among certain age groups, specifically infants and the elderly, its side effects have the potential to be fatal.
A diagnosis of norovirus or stomach flu can sometimes leave a lasting impact. When it comes to finding legal representation, the well-being of you and your loved ones should not be left to chance. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced and top rated personal injury accident attorneys makes it their priority to see that their clients receive the utmost respect and attention. Reach out to us today by calling (716) 839-3939 or visit us online to schedule your free consultation. Our offices are available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week.What is Norovirus?
Norovirus is an extremely contagious infection known to cause viral gastroenteritis – more commonly known as stomach flu. While not all cases of stomach flu originate with norovirus, it remains the most prevalent cause of viral gastroenteritis to date. Norovirus has numerous contagion sources, and as a result, can easily be spread. It can be contracted by eating contaminated food, drinking contaminated water, touching contaminated surfaces, or through contact with someone already infected with the virus. Norovirus thrives in close environments where many individuals are interacting and eating on a daily basis. Cruise ships, schools, and nursing homes frequently see cases of norovirus for this reason.
An individual afflicted with norovirus has the option of taking legal action against the entity or entities responsible for passing on the virus. If an individual contracted norovirus after eating at a contaminated restaurant, for example, the entity responsible for preparing the contaminated food is liable to legal action for endangering the well-being of others. This is especially the case if the restaurant was aware of the possibility of infection and did not take steps to prevent the spread of infection. For more information on food poisoning and lawsuits, visit our webpage.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. has spent the past twenty years working as a personal injury attorney, tackling countless personal injury cases across the Western New York area. Today, he and his team of top rated injury lawyers are more than prepared to represent you in a food poisoning case. Their priority is to ensure that you receive the highest possible compensation for your injuries. Call us today at (716) 839-3939 or visit us online for your free consultation. You will not be charged until we achieve a win for you!Norovirus Warning Signs and Symptoms
The first sign that an individual has contracted norovirus should appear within 12-48 hours of initial exposure. These symptoms are typical of bouts of stomach flu and can include:
- Nausea and stomach cramps
- Muscle aches or pains
As with most cases of stomach flu, the symptoms of norovirus are nonpermanent and typically last no more than three days. That being said, there are certain at-risk age groups for whom a norovirus infection can pose a significant and lasting risk. Infants, the elderly, and those suffering from pre-existing medical conditions can be severely affected by the symptoms, as both vomiting and diarrhea can lead to dehydration.
A case of food poisoning can lead to many questions regarding a personal injury claim. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we are dedicated to providing the best and expert legal advice. With over $175,000,000 secured in settlements and verdicts for our clients, we are experienced in personal injury law and will know how best to assist you in your food poisoning personal injury claim. Call us today at (716) 839-3939 or visit us online to schedule your free consultation.After Norovirus
The symptoms of norovirus typically last only a few days, and most individuals are able to recover without the need for medical treatment. Because two of the symptoms of norovirus – vomiting and diarrhea – can lead to severe dehydration, the most important action in combatting the virus is to remain hydrated. Drink as many fluids as possible, both to replace those lost and to assist the body in flushing out the virus.
The Mayo Clinic recommends avoiding liquids with high sugar content, as those can aggravate diarrhea. A diet of soup, yogurt, and bland foods is recommended, as these foods are gentler on the digestive system and less likely to induce vomiting. Even individuals who have recovered from norovirus can continue to be carriers for the disease. Fecal matter can continue to carry norovirus for anywhere from a few weeks to a few months after the initial infection. As always, it is highly recommended that individuals wash their hands thoroughly after using the bathroom and before preparing food.
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