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Contracting Salmonella on a Cruise Ship

When going on a vacation, the opportunity to try new foods can be one of the most exciting things for many individuals. This can be especially true for those who embark on cruise ships. However, it is not uncommon for these passengers to ingest contaminated food and contract various illnesses, one of the most common of which is salmonella.

Salmonella is an illness that infects the digestive tract of an individual and causes a range of symptoms. Salmonella can require extensive and expensive treatment, causing financial and physical turmoil for those who suffer from the illness and turning a vacation into an excruciating nightmare.

Causes of Salmonella

The symptoms of salmonella range from vomiting and nausea to severe abdominal pain. Most individuals who contract salmonella do so by ingesting foods that were contaminated with fecal matter. Some foods that are particularly susceptible to salmonella infection are:

  • Raw meat, seafood, and poultry
  • Raw eggs
  • Fruits and vegetables

When an individual contracts salmonella on a cruise ship, they become an innocent victim of what is almost always negligent food preparation. If this is the case, it is sometimes necessary to take legal action against the cruise line in order to recover compensation for your suffering. However, taking on such large companies is nearly impossible to do alone, making the assistance of an experienced attorney an essential asset.

Contact a Cruise Ship Attorney Today

If you suffered from salmonella as a result of contaminated food on a cruise ship, the attorneys at Louis A. Vucci, P.A., can provide valuable legal assistance to aggressively pursue your claim. Learn more by calling (786) 375-0344 today.