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Dealing with Exposure to Contaminated Food on a Cruise Ship

Cruise ships are supposed to be a vacation for many individuals looking to escape their everyday lives. Unfortunately, a relaxing get-away can become a nightmare when a passenger is exposed to contaminated food on a cruise ship. Food can become contaminated as a result of many different factors, such as a staff member’s failure to wash his or her hands before handling food or negligent storage practices among the crew; regardless of how the food came to be contaminated, food poisoning can leave an individual with unexpected medical bills and unnecessary emotional trauma.

If you are the victim of contaminated food on a cruise ship, filing a passenger claim against the cruise line can help you recover compensation for the costs and suffering associated with your preventable illness.

Symptoms of Contaminated Food Poisoning

Some individuals may not even realize that they have been exposed to or consumed contaminated food. This is why it is important to understand and recognize the symptoms of food poisoning as soon as possible. Symptoms can include:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Mild Fever
  • Weakness
  • Headache

If you have experienced any of these symptoms after eating food on a cruise ship, you may be an innocent victim of contaminated food. If this is the case, it may be necessary to take action against the cruise line and acquire the help of an experienced attorney.

Contact a Cruise Ship Attorney Today

If you were exposed to contaminated food on a cruise ship, contact Louis A. Vucci, P.A., to begin discussing your legal options. Dealing with an illness related to contaminated food can be financially and emotionally exhausting, and our legal team is ready to assist you in alleviating your suffering. Call us today at (786) 375-0344.