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Listeriosis Compensation Claim

Any kind of food poisoning can be extremely serious. However, some are more dangerous than others. Listeriosis is one of the most potentially harmful kinds of food poisoning, contracted after encountering the listeria monocytogenes bacterium. This kind of illness is particularly dangerous as it mainly affects people with impaired or otherwise damaged immune systems.

If you’ve contracted listeriosis and it wasn’t your fault, then you may be able to claim for compensation. Whether you’ve contacted listeria infected foods in a restaurant, hospital or elsewhere, you need to get in touch with a professional legal team. Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team can offer no-win, no-fee service to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to.

We can deliver complete legal services relating to listeria medical negligence and personal injury. Listeriosis illnesses can have long-lasting effects on your health. In some cases, exposure to L. Monocytogenes can even be life-threatening. Thanks to our no-win, no-fee legal services, we can help you to get the compensation that you need to move on with your life.

Common Questions Regarding Listeria and Listeriosis Food Poisoning Claims:

What is Listeriosis Food Poisoning?

Listeriosis is a kind of food poisoning. It is caused by eating food or drinking water which has been contaminated with L. Monocytogenes. While this illness won’t affect most people with healthy immune systems, it can cause serious health issues when it comes to those with impaired immune systems.

Food poisoning caused by listeria mainly affects pregnant women, children and the elderly. Other health issues, such as diabetes, can increase your vulnerability to the bacterium. Healthy people can suffer infections from the monocytogenes, but it will rarely result in a serious illness. In some cases, it is also possible for a newborn baby to be born with listeriosis.

Here at Tylers Solicitors, our team of no-win, no-fee lawyers can provide a range of personal injury and medical negligence services. The health impacts of listeriosis can be long-lasting and hazardous to your health. The compensation that you will be entitled to will depend on the severity of your illness and the level of suffering that you have experienced.

What are the Symptoms of Listeria Monocytogenes?

Listeriosis can cause a wide range of symptoms which can be extremely unpleasant. These can include:

  • Fever.
  • Muscle Aches and Pains.
  • Nausea and Diarrhoea.

If listeriosis reaches your nervous system, it can cause a range of other health issues.

What Happens if Listeriosis Reaches the Nervous System?

If listeria food poisoning reaches your nervous system, it can cause other symptoms which can be more serious. These symptoms can depend on the severity of the infections. The most common are:

  • Headaches and Stiff Neck.
  • Confusion.
  • Loss of Balance.
  • Convulsions.

What Happens if I Get Listeria While Pregnant?

Pregnant women who are infected with listeriosis may suffer from mild, flu-like symptoms. However, this illness can have an impact on the baby’s health. Baby’s can be born with the food poisoning or it can even cause complications with the pregnancy.

Can Listeria Cause Pregnancy Complications?

It is possible that being infected with listeriosis can cause serious complications with pregnancy. These can even be life-threatening to the child. Some of the potential hazards caused by L. Monocytogenes can include:

  • Infection of the Newborn.
  • Premature Delivery.
  • Miscarriages.
  • Stillbirth.

What Foods are Vulnerable to Listeriosis Contamination?

  1. Monocytogenes are found in soil and water. Listeria can contaminate practically all kinds of food and drink. Some of the most vulnerable substances are:
  • Vegetables.
  • Meat and Dairy Products.
  • Processed Foods, including Cheese and Cold Cuts.
  • Unpasteurised Milk.

Who is Vulnerable to Listeriosis?

Most healthy people will be able to resist listeria food poisoning easily enough. However, anyone with weakened immunities can suffer serious symptoms. The most at-risk to listeria food poisoning include:

  • Pregnant Women.
  • New-borns.
  • The Elderly.
  • Those with Previous Health Conditions, including Diabetes.

How is Listeriosis Food Poisoning Diagnosed?

Listeria food poisoning will be diagnosed through a physical examination. Your doctor should ask you about your symptoms, your diet and local environments. In most cases, a blood test will be done to confirm the diagnosis.

How Will Listeria Food Poisoning Be Treated?

A healthy person will not need treatment for listeriosis food poisoning. In most cases, these symptoms will disappear in a few weeks. If you are pregnant, your doctor should prescribe you antibiotics to deal with the infection and protect the foetus.

How Can I Prevent Listeriosis?

The most effective way to prevent listeriosis is to practice safe food handling. Some of the best practices to follow include:

  • Separate Raw Meat.
  • Store Foods Correctly.
  • Prepare Foods Safely.
  • Cook to a Safe Temperature.
  • Prevent Cross-Contamination.
  • Dispose of Out-of-Date Food.

How to Avoid Listeria While Pregnant?

If you are pregnant, it is extremely important that you do everything in your power to avoid this type of food poisoning. Make sure that you avoid:

  • Hot Dogs.
  • Deli and Luncheon Meat.
  • Soft Cheeses.
  • Salads Made In-Store.
  • Smoked Seafood.
  • Meat Spreads.

What are the Other Causes of Listeriosis?

In addition to eating contaminated foods, you can also catch listeriosis poisoning from other sources. These can include:

  • Close Contact with Farm Animals, including Sheep and Cattle.
  • Contact with Someone Else Who Has Listeria, including Food They’ve Prepared.

Is Listeria Curable?

Listeria can be cured. In most cases, it will be allowed to clear on its own. If you obtain the illness while pregnant or with a reduced immune system, then you should be prescribed antibiotics.

How Does Listeria Get into Food?

Listeria is found naturally in soil and water. As such, it can easily contaminate vegetables and animals. Listeria monocytogenes are removed during the food preparation and cooking stages.

Why is Listeriosis Hard to Treat?

Listeria can be difficult to diagnose and treat as it hides within the host’s cells. However, through blood or spinal fluid tests, listeria can be identified. Failing to diagnose and treat listeria in pregnant women is a clear sign of medical negligence.

How Long Will Listeriosis Last?

In healthy people, symptoms of listeria should be relatively minor and clear up in a few weeks. However, it is possible that it can lead to long-term health complications for pregnant women and their children. As such, it needs to be treated.

Can I Catch Listeriosis from a Restaurant?

If food wasn’t prepared correctly, or if the kitchen is unclean, then you can catch listeriosis from a restaurant. Most restaurants will not give you any kind of food poisoning, but it can still be safer to eat at home when pregnant.

Can I Catch Listeriosis in the Hospital?

If food or water is contaminated, or if a medical practitioner doesn’t wash their hands properly, then you can catch listeriosis while in the hospital. This can be extremely harmful if you’re already suffering from any health concern, or if you’re pregnant.

Can I Catch Listeriosis at School or Work?

If you eat in the school or work canteen or cafeteria, then you could catch listeria food poisoning from this area. In these instances, you may be able to make personal injury compensation claims against the business or facility responsible.

Can I Claim for Listeria Food Poisoning in the UK?

If you’ve suffered listeriosis food poisoning that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim. It is also possible to claim for medical negligence relating to this issue’s diagnosis or treatment, particularly if it involves pregnancy complications.

How Much Could I Get for Listeriosis Compensation Claims?

If you’ve suffered listeria food poisoning and it wasn’t your fault, get in touch with the team at Tylers Solicitors today. Over the years, our experienced team of no-win, no-fee lawyers can provide complete legal services to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. We can deliver personal injury and medical negligence claims to help you recover from the complications this food poisoning can cause.

In the worst cases, listeriosis food poisoning can cause serious complications with pregnancy. This can include anything from foetus infection to stillbirth. As such, you need to hold those responsible for giving you food poisoning accountable for their actions. Making a personal injury or medical negligence claim can be the only way to get the justice and the compensation that you need to move on with your life.

Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team can deliver complete legal services. Our no-win, no-fee lawyers will help you to get the compensation that you deserve. The amount of money that you will receive following listeriosis compensation claims will depend on the level of suffering that you have been forced to experience.

Types of Listeria Compensation ClaimsDescriptionAmount of Compensation
Mild to Moderate Food PoisoningListeria food poisoning which lasts a few weeks and has no long-term complications.£700 to £7,000
Serious Listeria Food PoisoningListeria food poisoning which can be life-threatening if not treated.£7,000 to £40,000
Pregnancy Complications due to Listeria Food PoisoningListeria poisoning resulting in risks to unborn child, including premature birth and miscarriage.£40,000 to £200,000
Listeria Poisoning and Pregnancy Complications Related to Medical NegligenceIf you suffer any kind of pregnancy complication because of listeria poisoning which isn’t treated or diagnosed correctly by your doctor.£50,000 to £250,000.

What Kinds of Listeriosis Food Poisoning Can I Claim For?

Here in the UK, you can make compensation claims for any kind of food poisoning related to listeriosis. So long as the food poisoning wasn’t your fault, you’ll be able to make a claim for compensation. Some of the most common businesses responsible for causing listeriosis food poisoning include:

You can also make medical negligence claims if your listeria case wasn’t treated as it should have been. For example, if the symptoms were in place and listeriosis was never diagnosed, or if you weren’t provided with the right kinds of antibiotics. Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to.

Important Information About Listeria and L. Monocytogenes:

For Listeria Food Poisoning and Pregnancy Complications, Call Tylers Solicitors Today

Here at Tylers, our experienced can provide complete no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Our lawyers specialise in a full range of personal injury and medical negligence cases. Whether you’ve suffered pregnancy complications or personal suffering due to listeriosis food poisoning, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today.

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